11.3.12

Before and After: Striped Crop Top

First off let me just say this fabric is insanely pretty, don't you think?


I began with this thrifted dress which had quite an awkward waist line. But I loved this fitting of the top half of the dress and knew it would be perfect as a crop top.







 I had thrifted this dress at a second hand market for $2 a couple of weeks ago. One thing you ought to know about me is that I find it really strange wearing 2nd hand clothes unless I have cut them up in one way or another. Otherwise I just won't wear it.


So I cut it in half.


Then I decided to do a sort of fishtail effect by making the back a bit longer than the front.


I am incredibly pleased with the result but still am not sure what to do with the left over fabric, don't want to make it a skirt. Any ideas?

17 comments:

Nuar said...

Hey, Tara!
Thanks for commenting on my blog and leading me to yours, which is very enjoyable! See you're as creative at altering clothes as I used to be at your age. Though, guess you are more skilful than I was. So, congrats!
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Well... said...

You are so creative! I often cut up skirts I thrift and have made some high-low hems that way haha.
I'll have to remember I can do the same with dresses! I adore this print and the fabric looks light and perfect for summer <3

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The life of Clare said...

What beautiful material! It's perfect!

Mandy said...

I love this post! You are incredibly talented, dearest. :)

<3 Mandy xx
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Veronica said...

Wow great DIY! It looks so much better as a top!

Nora Chan said...

It does have an awkward waistline but looks SO good as a crop! I'm the same with thrifted clothes.. I always have to alter them in some way before I'll decide to wear them.

x

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Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Nice DIY project :)
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Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Nice DIY project :)
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Rebecca said...

Lovely fabric - what a stunning top you've made! I hope we get to see photos of you wearing it!

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Val - A Cleaner Closet said...

That dress was meant to be a crop top! It looks amazing now!

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nastya_said said...

lovely top!
you an probably make some accessories out of the skirt. maybe beads or a bracelet

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Bridgid said...

Oh nice work - this looks like it was meant to be a crop top all along! haha. Super cute print too :)

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Fash Boulevard said...

Looks so amazing. fabulous post. thanks for sharing, love. xo

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Girl with the skull scarf said...

good find ! you could make some shorts or even a fabric plaited belt maybe with the left over material?

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SilhouetteParisienne said...

Ohh really nice post!!

Zeenya said...

What a cool top that is and what did you do with the rest of the fabric? Maybe a bag or a scarf or tie or flowers for the hair or a bandana?
Monica

Amanda said...

This is so cute and such a great idea! I love this!

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