There are so many t-shirts in the land. Sometimes we buy them. Sometimes we get them free. Somehow we end up with a stash of huge shapeless ones that don't fit very well. If you have a few laying around, refashion them into a trendy new fringe crop top this summer.
It's easy and no sewing required. Plus, the fringe is exactly the camouflage needed when you want to wear a cropped top but don't like exposing too much belly skin.
I doubled the camo by wearing a dress underneath. The striped maxi dress from the Memorial Day thrift haul covers up my belly button and keeps me within my comfort zone. The dress is now remixed as a high waist skirt.
DIY Fringe Crop Top
rotary cutter (optional)
Step 1: Cut approximately 2 inches off of the bottom hem. I didn't take exact measurements. I just eyeballed it.
Step 2: Cut vertical strips on the bottom that are about 1/2 inch in width. Again. Eyeball it.
Step 3: Fold shirt in half. Remove ribbed neckline.
Step 4: I used the original neckline as a guide and followed the curve starting at the fold and an inch down from the neckline and move towards the shoulder.
Step 5: Cut into the shoulder seam about 2 inches away from new neckline.
Step 6: Cut on a curve moving closer to the sleeve so as to snip right below the underarm seam.
If you prefer a tighter armhole you can simply knot it like I did or re-do by removing the shoulder seam and moving it further down. The fringe will curl when you wash it or you can stretch them a bit if you're pressed for time.
Is fringe on your summer wish list?
THRIFT maxi dress - vintage sunglasses HANDMADE Nappy Nerd macaron earrings - Ugandan beaded necklace RETAIL Target loafers DIY crop top