DIY | TIE UP CROP TOP

Worn with: Aritzia Babaton DEXTER Pants, Aldo Body Chain (similar), DIY Drop Circle Earrings, DIY Pearl SlidesΒ 

It’s already getting cooler out here in Canada but not so cold that I can’t get away with wearing a crop top still. Instead of pairing my crop tops with denim cutoffs, I like to pair crop tops in the fall with longer pants and throwing on a leather jacket. I was inspired by this top (similar) from Princess Polly and how Allegra Shaw styled it here with long pants and I just KNEW I had to have the tie style crop top in my wardrobe! It’s an easy dress up dress down style that is on trend and I can’t wait to wear it some more with layering some cute bralettes underneath. Read on to make your own!

TIME | 1-2 hours

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | easy

Pattern Pieces – 2 sleeves, bell shaped, 2 – front pieces, 1 – back piece

What you’ll need:

  • Light striped fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
Sew the shoulder and sides of the body pieces
Sew the sleeves together
Pin to sew the sleeves to the main body piece with the good sides facing
Hem edges
Final Result!

Steps:

  1. Draft a pattern with the front pieces extended on a diagonal point (a pair and a spare has a similar tutorial with how to do this!), I drafted my sleeves separately for a better fit, but feel free to do them attached for less work
  2. Sew the shoulder seams and sides together
  3. Pin and sew the sleeves to the main body
  4. Hem all raw edges, I used a serger to help with this process
  5. Tack and iron down the cuffed sleeves (not shown above – this was a post step because I found that the original sleeves sat a bit long on my arms)

As always, if you happen to recreate these please share and use the hashtagΒ #DECONSTRUTΒ so I can see all your creations! Happy DIY-ing!

Styled shots by Getting Savd, process shots my own.

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