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!) 

Step 1: 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
<p>Made to go as a co-ord to go with a skirt I'd already done. Came out really well, but I had to fiddle around with the pattern a lot. Thanks muchly for sharing! :)</p>
Great tutorial. I hope I can follow it as close and create a fantastic piece like you did.Thank you!
<p>Thanks so much for including the darts. I have never found a tutorial that explains them adequately.</p>
i have a question about the back measurement on the pattern. does it say &quot;back - 1&quot; as in back measurement minus 1 inch? or am i just confusing myself? XD <br> <br>love this pattern by the way, im using it as a base for my gypsy top for a renaissance fair :D
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!
Very beautiful
Thanks :)
This is a wonderful Do it yourself project. <br>Cheers!!
Thanks very much
I always found difficult to stich button holes <br>thanks!
You're welcome!
Omg I liKe The buttons = D
Haha thanks, I didn't have any that matched :)
This is amazinng!!
Thank you:)
You look excellent in that top.
Cheers mate
Admitting the same sentiment as<span class="comment-author"><a class="author-link " href="http://www.instructables.com/member/goodforcatfish/" rel="nofollow">goodforcatfish</a></span>&nbsp; .<br> <br> As an engineer whose wife does sewing layout in her head<br> It's nice to see how 3D measurements are converted to a 2D pattern.<br> <br> Great first ible ( voted for you&nbsp; )<br> <br> A
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
Such a nice top and fabric :D
Thank you, I actually got it really cheap online haha

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