September 21, 2020

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80's Style Oversized Off The Shoulder Tee - A Liberty Jane Pattern Hack

 

Here's another fun look keeping with the 80’s fashion theme! Remember that iconic look when girls would wear an off-shoulder oversized shirt and a cool belt? This style was often paired with leggings and scruched slouchy socks, ankle boots, or those super stylish leg warmers! Well, this week we wanted to share a quick and easy pattern hack of the Liberty Jane Off Shoulder Tee pattern with you so you can bring this look front and center for our dolls eighties styled wardrobes!

This pattern is also available for a variety of other doll sizes, which means you can create this look for them too!

Bonus! Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to enter the Giveaway for a $50 Pixie Faire gift card!

 

Oversized Off The Shoulder Tee Supplies:

  • Liberty Jane Off the Shoulder Tee Pattern 
  • Preferably knit fabric but you can use a lighter weight woven  – I love to use upcycled people clothes and utilize the factory hem whenever possible
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil

Step 1: Print out the two pattern pieces: front and back. Go ahead and cut them out as well. Now tape a piece of paper under both pattern pieces.

 

Step 2: Using a ruler to measure and for a straight edge, make new cutting lines 2 inches below the previous hemline, and extend each side down to your new hemline. Then cut out your pattern pieces using your new cutting lines. (The pattern as it comes does not give you extra fabric to turn up as a hem. It lets you finish with a raw edge. For knit fabric I prefer a hem, so when I line the factory hem up with the bottom of the pattern piece, it’s all done in one step. If you would like to add a turned up hem instead of a raw edge and you are not using a factory hem, then extend your pattern pieces 2 ½ inches instead of 2, and turn up a half inch hem at the very end of the pattern instructions.)

Step 3: On the front pattern piece, at the shoulder where it meets the neckline, measure in ¼ inch and make a mark. From this mark make a curved line, gradually blending in with the front center neckline.

 

Step 4: Repeat step 3 for the back piece. Then trim off both small curved sections, making the neckline wider and a bit bigger.

Now you have your two modified pattern pieces!

 

Step 5: Now you are ready to cut your pieces out of your chosen fabric. Remember to line up the bottom of the pattern pieces with the factory hem if you are using upcycled clothing.  (For the burgundy fabric, I trimmed off the lace after cutting my pattern pieces, as the lace was sewn under and free of the factory hem.)

 

Step 6: Now sew your tee according to the pattern instructions! The only other modification I made from the original pattern design is sewing the shoulder seam all the way to the sleeve hem, you can choose to do this or sew it with following the instructions, it's your preference! 

 

 

Complete the look with a new belt made from his tutorial, accessorize with a few fun necklaces, pair it with leggings, and style your doll in her new 80’s oversized tee!

Thanks, everyone!

@forofsuch, for Pixie Faire

 

 

 

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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - Which Oversized Tee you like best - the Bright Blue Cutie or the Multi-colored Rocker?

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100 Comments

Monya
Monya

September 28, 2020

Loving the multi-colored rocker!

Lizelle
Lizelle

September 28, 2020

Absolutely loving the Bright Blue Cutie

Sandra
Sandra

September 26, 2020

Both outfits are stunning. I usually prefer blue, but the multicolor-rocker is pure WOW, especially combined with the necklace, white belt and boots.

Christine
Christine

September 26, 2020

Love the rocker T!

Julie
Julie

September 26, 2020

I love this pattern, think the multicolor rocker outfit is best!!

Andrea
Andrea

September 26, 2020

They are both adorable and realy represent the time. I think that I like the multi-color outfit best as it represends the fun of the period.

Chalae
Chalae

September 26, 2020

I love the multi- colored rocker! So cute!😍😍😍

Jamie M.
Jamie M.

September 26, 2020

The blue cutie for me!

Paula
Paula

September 25, 2020

I like both. Wonder what it would look like in eyelet or a taffeta, or a lace overlay.

Teresa
Teresa

September 25, 2020

Both outfits are REALLY cute, but the turquoise one really stands out with the strawberry curls.

Julie
Julie

September 25, 2020

The Blue Cutie grabs my attention more, but it could be because I love her red curls!
Read the awesome tutorial on making those beautiful curls…will have to give that a try soon!

sharon
sharon

September 25, 2020

Blue cutie is the cuter of the two.

Eileen Jackson
Eileen Jackson

September 25, 2020

Multi color rocker!

Diana
Diana

September 25, 2020

Blue cutie is the bomb!

jacquie Corrigan
jacquie Corrigan

September 25, 2020

So hard to choose, but I do love the blue cutie the best!

Jo Collins
Jo Collins

September 25, 2020

Like the Blue cutie

Marylin
Marylin

September 25, 2020

Love the rocker

steve
steve

September 25, 2020

turquoise one

SUSAN
SUSAN

September 25, 2020

The Multi-colored Rocker gets my vote. I love this one!

Dee
Dee

September 25, 2020

I love the Turquoise Blue outfit !!!

candy
candy

September 25, 2020

blue cutie

designdreamer
designdreamer

September 25, 2020

Sigh, I don’t know if it’s my age, or I’m a negative Nelly, or that I’m the only one being honest, but I just can’t get down with 80’s fashion. I think it’s best kept in the 80s/

Charlene
Charlene

September 25, 2020

Love them both! But I think I prefer the snazzy multi-colored more.

Char
Char

September 25, 2020

Both are adorable. I prefer the multicolor. Thanks

Jessie
Jessie

September 25, 2020

I’m going with the rocker tee! Thanks for the fun giveaways!

Joanne
Joanne

September 25, 2020

Really Cute!!!!

Karen
Karen

September 25, 2020

I love them all. The slip dress looks like you could use it for lots of things though.

Judyth
Judyth

September 25, 2020

Oh, my, My choice would be the multi-colored rocker. It’s just beautiful. I found a naked AG doll at a Thrift store. Had to bring her home. My dear friend saw her and just had to have her. I wanted to dress her up “special”. With a few of your patterns… I made her 5 or 6 dresses. I even bought a 4 poster bed. I’m in the process of making mattress and sheets. Plus nightgown. I really can’t thank you enuf for the wonderful patterns you make available to us.
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Laurie
Laurie

September 25, 2020

The multi-colored rocker sure is hip!! That’s my pick.

Laurie
Laurie

September 25, 2020

The multi-colored rocker sure is hip!! That’s my pick.

Gail
Gail

September 25, 2020

Blue Cutie wins my vote!

Lynn
Lynn

September 25, 2020

Multi-colored rocker!

Rebecca
Rebecca

September 25, 2020

I like the blue cutie best. It brings back some memories.

Sherril
Sherril

September 25, 2020

I prefer the Blue Cutie version of this outfit.

Debi
Debi

September 25, 2020

Love the blue!!!

Michelle
Michelle

September 25, 2020

Rocker for me! Rock On!

Laurie
Laurie

September 25, 2020

Blue cutie for me!

Dori
Dori

September 25, 2020

I like the blue one—the leg warmers make it special looking.

Jeanne
Jeanne

September 25, 2020

I just love the blue cutie with the matching leg warmers.

MARNIE
MARNIE

September 25, 2020

Oh the memories these bring back……I love them both!

Marlene Lohman
Marlene Lohman

September 25, 2020

Love the multi-colored top. It would work for my Cortney also!!

Patricia
Patricia

September 25, 2020

I like the multi colored dress the best.

Mary R.
Mary R.

September 25, 2020

Both are so cute. I like the Multi Colored Rocker the best.

Kristina
Kristina

September 25, 2020

Multicolor rocker

Jem
Jem

September 24, 2020

The blue one! ❤️

Sandy
Sandy

September 24, 2020

Multi-colored Rocker looks like so much fun! Your always have such great ideas!

Thank you.

Kris M
Kris M

September 24, 2020

Blue cutie!

Stephanie
Stephanie

September 24, 2020

I love the blue cutie!

Michele
Michele

September 24, 2020

Both outfits are adorable! I’d have to pick the Blue Cutie as my favorite. Love the colors on the new red-headed AG doll!

Michele
Michele

September 24, 2020

Both outfits are adorable! I’d have to pick the Blue Cutie as my favorite. Love the colors on the new red-headed AG doll!

Connie M
Connie M

September 24, 2020

Love pastels. The blue cutie please.

Christie Bradley
Christie Bradley

September 24, 2020

I love the multicoloured rocker outfit. It brings back memories!

Connie
Connie

September 24, 2020

This is awesome! I like both but the multi rocker is great!

Carol
Carol

September 24, 2020

I like the rocker with the bright colors and belt.

Laurie
Laurie

September 24, 2020

The Blue Cutie is adorable!

Kate
Kate

September 24, 2020

I love both, but I think I like the multi color one more. I love the neckline hack!

trudy
trudy

September 24, 2020

Love the bright blue cutie

Norma Taylor
Norma Taylor

September 24, 2020

I sometime think that the doll sells the dress, I love redheaded dolls but in this case I think I am leaning more towards the Rocker look. Both are beautiful though.

debbie
debbie

September 23, 2020

love the blue one. really hard to choose, as the fabric gives different looks

Cathy J
Cathy J

September 23, 2020

I really adore the blue.

Rosemary Kelley
Rosemary Kelley

September 23, 2020

i love them both but i love the blue best

Jeanne
Jeanne

September 23, 2020

Have to vote for the blue cutie! Thanks for the chance to win!

Leanna
Leanna

September 23, 2020

Multi-colored rocker!

Betty
Betty

September 23, 2020

I like the bright blue cutie the best.

sandy
sandy

September 23, 2020

Multi-colored is the one I like the best. I like bright colors. Thanks for all the great patterns.

Terri
Terri

September 23, 2020

I like the multi colored one. So cute! So 80’s! I would wear it!

Linda Ladd
Linda Ladd

September 23, 2020

I like the rocker. It is great to see the hacks that some people don’t realize you can play with!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

September 23, 2020

I prefer the blue one.

Johnnie
Johnnie

September 23, 2020

The multi-colored rocker remind me of disco.

Ann
Ann

September 23, 2020

I like each for different reasons. I like the blue because it looks the way girls dressed for school. It was fun to see. They all looked like extras from MTV video like “Get Physical” or Madonna’s “Into the Groove” with their high-top white sneakers, scrunched leggings (or several different colored socks worn together) and all that hair! I like the “Rocker” outfit because it looks dressier and at that time, girls didn’t seem to know how to “get dressed up” without going back to the dirndl/full skirted dress. So, Touche! Nice option!!

Sandra Nixon
Sandra Nixon

September 23, 2020

I like the blue cutie the best.
Sandra

Elizabeth Purcell
Elizabeth Purcell

September 23, 2020

I really do like the multi-color rocker the best, especially with the belt!

Crystal
Crystal

September 23, 2020

The blue one is my absolute fave! And considering I was a mom of seven (yes, 7) children in the 80’s I think I’m on the right track! LOL

Rebekah
Rebekah

September 23, 2020

I prefer the blue – my favorite color! :)

Joanne
Joanne

September 23, 2020

The blue looks nice on that doll. The dark one looks nice on that doll. Rocker wins.

Lois
Lois

September 23, 2020

I love the Rocker

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

September 23, 2020

I love the Blue Cutie!

Susan Jo Petersen
Susan Jo Petersen

September 23, 2020

Both are so cute. I like the Rocker the best.

Mary Cox
Mary Cox

September 23, 2020

My vote is for the bright, happy looking, multi-colored Rocker outfit. Reminds me of the 80’s.

Sandy
Sandy

September 23, 2020

Let’s rock the multicolored one!!!

Dorothy
Dorothy

September 23, 2020

The bright blue cutie is my favorite, because I love color, but not too many different ones in one creation. Thanks for the hack! So clever.

Marilyn
Marilyn

September 23, 2020

I like the the Bright Blue Cutie.
Marilyn

Mary Gatto
Mary Gatto

September 23, 2020

I like the bright blue, but either one would be great.

Janet
Janet

September 23, 2020

I like them both but my vote goes to the multicolor one

DONNA Sherry
DONNA Sherry

September 23, 2020

I love both but the multi colour one reminds me off one I wore

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

September 23, 2020

I like the vibrant colors in the Multi Colored Rocker tunic. Its perfect for dancing on Saturday night!

Pat
Pat

September 23, 2020

Both are so cute. I like the multicolored best.

June
June

September 23, 2020

I like the bright blue cuties. So vibrant.

sharon
sharon

September 23, 2020

love this website. the blue is my favorite.

Krynne
Krynne

September 23, 2020

I love both… but I think the multi-coloured one has my vote today :)

Barbara H Peart
Barbara H Peart

September 23, 2020

Bright Blue Cutie has the LOOK!

Jennifer
Jennifer

September 23, 2020

I like the blue.

Jana
Jana

September 23, 2020

Multi Color Rocker!!

Marie B.
Marie B.

September 23, 2020

I like the bright blue cutie with the leg warmers.

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

September 23, 2020

I like the multi-color rocker best.

Alice Denny
Alice Denny

September 23, 2020

I love the shiny blue one. It reminds me of an outfit one of my girls wore.

Stephanie Edberg
Stephanie Edberg

September 23, 2020

Bright blue cutie

Mary
Mary

September 23, 2020

So hard to choose! But, I think I like the multi-colored rocker the best!

Carol
Carol

September 23, 2020

I like the multicolored rocker the best but both are so adorable. Thank you!

Tammy Hafen
Tammy Hafen

September 23, 2020

I like the multi-colored rocker. She is bright and looks like she’s having fun. Also like how the hair is done and the flower decoration in it.

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