La Maison Victor Odette hacked into a shoulder pad t-shirt
My go-to pattern for t-shirts is the Odette top from La Maison Victor. I already sewed many versions of this beautiful basic. In this blog you can read how I hacked the Odette into a t-shirt with shoulder pads. These shoulder pad t-shirts are currently trending. My aim was to make one with a subtle shoulder.
I mainly used my bernette 64 AIRLOCK to make this top.
After making two versions I fine-tuned the pattern, I would like to share the steps to turn your Odette top into a shoulder padd t-shirt. One with a beautifully finished facing on the inside.
I made the first version of the Odette hack with a Punta di Roma stretch fabric. A nice fabric to work with and because of the print it doesn’t need anything else. For the second version I had plain jersey fabric in mind and thought it would be nice to add something extra. Like some small pleats on the shoulder.
At the shoulder I added again 4 cm to the hacked pattern and placed two small pleats, each 1 cm deep. I only did this on the front. The back piece remains as it was.
After sewing the shoulder and side seams I first finished the neckline.
Then it’s time for the shoulder pads in this Odette hack. The pads are enclosed in a facing on the inside and fixed by hand stitching. Like this:
All seams in this shoulder pad t-shirt are sewn with the overlocker. Seraflock from Mettler that I used is ideal for stretch fabrics. Seraflock is a soft and supple overlock thread and is elastic. For top stitching I used the Seralon thread, also by Mettler. The colours I chose match very well with the pink fabric, making it very easy to finish the top neatly.
I hope the explanation of the Odette hack was clear. Otherwise let me know in the comments below. My shoulder pad t-shirts are ready for summer! Bring out the sun!