Nothing is more perfect than crop tops plus high-waisted jeans. Here is  an easy DIY for a side lace up crop top perfect for that transition from winter into spring with the high-neck line.
I’ve actually had this DIY made a while ago but never got around to photographing outfit photos of it to complete the blog post. Which looking back now is kind of a shame because it has become a go-to top in my closet and could be in yours too! It’s perfect for a night out with the girls or date night. I love it in white because it contrasts with my hair and plays up the tan in my skin. It’s a little bit sexy with the open sides but is also balanced out with the mini turtleneck neckline. It’s just overall a very on trend item that’s easy to mix and match with anything in the wardrobe.

DIY TIME: 1 hr

DIY COST: $ – $$

What you’ll need:

  • Crop Top (I got mine from Dynamite, similar here and here)*
  • White bias ribbon
  • White lace
*My advice is to get a shirt one size bigger since you will be folding over the sides a bit and it will be cut down on the width of the shirt
  1. Take a pair of scissors and cut the sides of the shirt
  2. Take approximately 2″ sections of the white bias tape and sew them into loops, you will want to make 20 of these.
  3. Make sure the shirt is turned inside out and pin the loops with the edge folded over
  4. Sew, I used a machine for this but this can definitely be hand sewn, it’ll just take a little longer
  5. Make sure the loops on the matching side line up to the loops you’ve already sewn on
  6. Repeat on the other side
  7. Thread in the lace, I used around 50cm per side, in a criss-cross pattern and tie it into a bow on the bottom

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  1. I’m love love lovin’ this tutorial too! It could be cool to experiment with other textures like satin fabric, or faux leather. Yummy!

    I love your site Charlotte, and I hope that we’ll get to collab someday.


    1. Thank you so much Shania! I think satin would be totally fab for a night out/fancy version!

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