Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Beat the Heat: Make an Open-Shoulder Shirt

Open-shoulder shirts (also called cold-shoulder shirts) are not only trendy but also keep you a little cooler in summer heat. Using these pictures as inspiration and Violet as my model, I'm going to show you how to beat the heat by making your own open-shoulder shirt.


Measure the shirt to fit your doll using the doll clothes tutorial. 


Draw the shoulder areas where you plan to cut, and make tabs in the shoulder areas that you will keep. Add whatever details you like - I put in a keyhole neckline and drew stripes.


Color it in, cut it out, tape it, and you're done! The tabs are important because they keep the top of the shirt from looking too "open." If you're a real stickler for proper clothes fit, make tabs for the sleeves too. 

What's your favorite way to beat the heat?


  1. I like how your shirt turned out!

  2. I have a shirt a lot like that! except no open-shoulder.
    - Anonymous A.


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