Fitted summer crop-top DIY

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This is a great way to make a little something to wear in the summer. It's fairly easy (though does require basic sewing skills), cheap, and quick to make! I got my fabric in the sale and overall the whole thing cost less than £3!
I made mine in a floral print, but I think it would look great in a lightweight denim or plain cotton too! Have fun and experiment with different ideas:) 

(Mine turned out a bit shorter than I'd intended, so add a little extra length onto yours if you'd prefer a longer top!) 
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Step 1: You will need...

Picture of You will need...
  • ½ yard of fabric 
  • 4 - 6 buttons I used 5 
  • cotton thread matching or contrast
  • 2 - 4 sheets of A3 paper if you can't get hold of that you'll need 4 - 6 sheets of A4 paper
  • pins
  • measuring tape

Step 2: Taking measurements...

To make the top fit you perfectly you'll need to take some measurements, and draw out a simple 2 piece pattern. It may seem like a drag to begin with but it'll save time later on, and ensure the right size.

So for this we're going to need 3 main measurements: Waist - bust - back 
Using a flexible measuring tape , record your 3 lengths in inches.
wlux6 months ago
i have a question about the back measurement on the pattern. does it say "back - 1" as in back measurement minus 1 inch? or am i just confusing myself? XD

love this pattern by the way, im using it as a base for my gypsy top for a renaissance fair :D
ecoquelicot10 months ago
Awesome tutorial :D!! I've surched all over the internet for a crop top Diy that wasn't just shortening a t-shirt, and here it is fina~ally!!! Thanks and thanks again!
Marksay11 months ago
Very beautiful
Taliecara (author)  Marksay11 months ago
Thanks :)
rahul gunain11 months ago
This is a wonderful Do it yourself project.
Taliecara (author)  rahul gunain11 months ago
Thanks very much
Illina11 months ago
I always found difficult to stich button holes
Taliecara (author)  Illina11 months ago
You're welcome!
emmanoz11 months ago
Omg I liKe The buttons = D
Taliecara (author)  emmanoz11 months ago
Haha thanks, I didn't have any that matched :)
Gabrielaz11 months ago
This is amazinng!!
Taliecara (author)  Gabrielaz11 months ago
Thank you:)
goodforcatfish11 months ago
You look excellent in that top.
Taliecara (author)  goodforcatfish11 months ago
Cheers mate
iceng11 months ago
Admitting the same sentiment asgoodforcatfish  .

As an engineer whose wife does sewing layout in her head
It's nice to see how 3D measurements are converted to a 2D pattern.

Great first ible ( voted for you  )

Taliecara (author)  iceng11 months ago
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
quietxdream11 months ago
Such a nice top and fabric :D
Taliecara (author)  quietxdream11 months ago
Thank you, I actually got it really cheap online haha

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