T-shirt to Crop Top DIY

It’s actually so hot in London I’m feeling the need to complain about it.


Anyway, I have this huge weirdly shaped t-shirt which, due to my hoarding tendencies, I have been hanging on to because I love the whimsical watermelon design. I like this watermelon themed shirt so much that I decided to make it wearable by transforming it into a tied crop top which I can wear in Turkey (not long before I go – eeee!)

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’m happy that I got to hang on to the shirt, because I really do think it’s so cute – the buttons are shaped like watermelon seeds! (yep, lame, I know – I don’t even like the taste of watermelons – I think the heat has made me insane)

Here’s how I did it:

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First, work out what length you want your t-shirt to be cropped to, and mark this on the back (turn the t-shirt inside out first if it has a bold pattern) with a pencil. On the front of your t-shirt, create a ‘V’ shape, and cut out both, leaving approximately a centimetre to hem later.

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Your shirt should now look like a strange sort of swimsuit. This is good.
To make the ‘ties’ on the front, simply cut a straight line from the bottom of the ‘V’ which ends in line with the sides of your shirt.

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All that’s left is to sew a small hem around all of the newly created raw edges, and you’re good to go! It really is that easy. I’ve ruined an incalculable amount of t-shirts by ‘experimenting’ with scissors (actually, encouraged by the success of this t-shirt makeover, I ruined a perfectly good vest just this afternoon by trying to create a macrame effect.. oops), but this method is pretty foolproof, and easy to do in under an hour.

Plus… how cute is that watermelon design?! I need to stop…

Big Love,

PV x