Easy DIY: Crop top
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Easy DIY: Crop top

You’re not going to believe this, but I actually got around to doing a project for my DIY capsule collection! I decided to tackle a fairly easy task first: a crop top. Now, technically it only required extremely basic cutting and sewing but just humor me here, mmkay?

I found a cute little oxford shirt at Atomic Number 10 and decided it would make a perfect crop top. Here’s what I did:

1. Gather your materials.

I used a rotary cutter, but regular ol’ scissors work just fine.

2. Measure where you want the hem.

I decided the best length was between the 4th & 5th button, then used the ruler on the cutting mat to measure the length. To make sure it was (mostly) straight all the way across the hem, I used a pencil to mark the length on each side, then connected the marks.

3. Cut!

I used the pencil line as my guide, then added a 1/4 inch hidden stitched hem. I hand sewed it because I’m not clever enough to use my sewing machine.

DIY fashion crop top

Et voila! Pair with a high-waisted skirt or pair of pants so just a sliver of tummy shows, and you’re good to go!

15 Comments
  • Prissy

    May 11, 2011at8:46 am Reply

    I had a feeling you were about to do this from your last post! It turned out great, and this is not your typical crop top! Loving it!!

    Prissy

  • Towanna

    May 11, 2011at3:31 pm Reply

    Really cute and simple!!

  • Fajr | Stylish Thought

    May 11, 2011at5:33 pm Reply

    Love it! Now I need to put this bagel down so my silver of skin doesn’t bulge! Thanks for the tips T!

  • SusiG

    May 12, 2011at8:20 am Reply

    So cute, loving the collar too. What a great hand sewing job! Can’t wait to see how you style this!

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    May 13, 2011at8:22 am Reply
  • Sophanit

    May 13, 2011at4:23 pm Reply

    This post couldn’t have came at a better time! Thanks Stylish Thought for posting it on your fan page, and the Style Sample for the original post! I now have a shirt to wear to New York tonight!

  • renee

    July 9, 2011at2:48 pm Reply

    Thisw is soooooooo cute,, Thank you for sharing the how to …

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    August 31, 2011at8:22 am Reply
  • Anna

    September 14, 2011at11:13 am Reply

    Finally. A crop top tutorial not using a t shirt. Thank you. Thank you. 🙂

    • tamia

      September 16, 2011at9:18 am Reply

      You’re welcome! I like to think of this as a more “formal” crop top. Ha!

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    December 26, 2011at11:07 am Reply
  • eva A.K.A. #cookieswag

    September 30, 2014at4:11 am Reply

    Yay! I love crop tops!! Thx for sharing! I honestly wouldn’t be smart enough to figure this out my self. I think I have lost a few screws in the brain area. That’s not good since I’m only 12… I’m gonna be a crazy old woman

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