Crop Top DIY

Hi guys! My name is Kara Haupt and I blog at I Just Might Explode. I'm excited to share a super simple DIY for one of my favorite summer trends, crop tops! I love the over-sized, boxy shirts showing up in stores, but was wary about investing in more styles since they're pretty trendy. I picked up this shirt at Goodwill for $4 and decided to make my own!

 

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For this DIY, you will need:
An unused and/or thrifted shirt
A crop top to trace (Mine is from H&M)
Scissors
Pins
Cute trim
Funky thread (I used some metallic thread I picked up a thriftstore!)

 

 

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First, slip the top you're altering onto a hanger and then slide the crop top over it. Be sure to match seams of both shirts to each other so the shirts will fall similarly.

 

 

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Then next, use fabric scissors to cut along the edge of the crop top.

 

 

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Once you've cut all around your top, grab some pretty, vintage trim, fold it in half and stitch around the bottom. I pinned the trim as I went to make it easier. You could definitely hem your edges with a sewing machine before you add the trim, but I want my top to eventually fray.

 

 

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Pair your new top with some patterned shorts and you have yourself a cute, trendy summer look!

 

 

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Outfits Details: Top: Thrifted/DIY Shorts: Thrifted(Miley Cyrus), Boots: Thrifted, Necklace: Forever21

Photos taken by Kip Stutzman.

XOXO, Kara

 

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