Summer is soon approaching!
Am here today with a very simple tutorial on how to make a stylish Halterneck Backless Crop Top. That too, re-purposed and reused from an old t-shirt.
At times its difficult with kid's clothes. This T just shrank one size after first wash. My daughter just adores the color and 'Bambi" appliqué on it. So here, I just had to do something about it...Can't just throw it away?
After having seen and being inspired by many crafters and DIYers do T-shirt refashion, I came up with my plan. So out came the scissors and..
Just neatly cut away the sleeves so that:
a) there is one inch shoulder left, next
b) turn over the T-shirt and chop off the back in a neat line above the armhole level
Now gather all the chopped off fabric, DON"T throw away.
I picked the stitches and lay the pieces straight flat on floor and
Cut horizontal strips of about 1 inch or 2.5 cm thickness
Now this is fun part
You just have to do it to enjoy it
Hold the two free ends of the strip and give a good pull
and you have a neat cord with free edges neatly folded in which just don't need to be stitched
Now I sew a cord on each shoulder for the neck tie for halterneck pattern.
I also attached two cords one on each side of the back to secure the halterneck backless crop top.
Vow its done...She looks pretty in this. Very Summer-ish.
This is the back which shows the two tie ups at the back and on the neck of the halterneck top.
Also made a matching bracelet with the left over cords which can do double duty as pony tail hair band or as of course the bracelet. Look here...
Am a cotton/satin/silk stitched top person, but now am in look out for Ts.
Its so quick...
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