High rise skinnies are popping up everywhere, and crop tops are pretty much made for them.
Start off with an old tee, sweater, or dress, and make the big cut. I decided to use an old dress from Old Navy, the top never fit right… it was baggy n saggy. I cut along the waistline of the dress, as close to the seam as possible. If you use a sweater or tee, decide how short you want the shirt before you cut.
Cut a straight line along the front or back of the top.
Take a few cool buttons and place them along one of the sides that was just cut. I had these orange buttons from an old grandma sweater, and I’ve been wanting to use them for a while. When you like the placement of the buttons, sew them on.
Use a seam ripper to make button holes. It’s not like you’re going to wear this unbuttoned, so the holes don’t have to be perfect (mine were a hot mess). As long as the button fits in the hole, you’re good to go.
I used a glue gun to secure some brown lace along the bottom of the shirt. It gave the crop top a finished look, with no hemming required! The darker colors of this top allow it to be a surprisingly transitional piece. My crop top looks summer-y when paired with white skinnies…
and the same exact outfit looks stylish for fall, just add a sweater and boots. I think this DIY would work best with a brown, black, or grey shirt, and gold, silver, or copper buttons (but sometimes, you gotta use what you have).