July 24, 2012

DIY Eyelet Cropped Top

I'm very excited to share with you a DIY I did alongside fellow bloggers Candy from Taylor & Demolish and Arianna of Runway DIY. We decided to show three different interpretations of a big trend from the spring and summer runways-- cropped tops. Keep reading for how I made mine!

As I posted on Friday, I also love the eyelet and lace that also is popular this season, so I combined trends into this cropped eyelet top. I used about a yard of eyelet trim. Since the trim does not stretch, it's important to pin and sew carefully (whether by hand or machine), and not cut off the excess eyelet until everything is sewn into place.

Try the tank. Mark with a pencil how long you want it to be and use the measuring tape to check that the marks are the same distance down from the armhole. Cut straight across the tank.

Do not pull the trim tightly. You want to make sure you can get it on and off easily since it does not have stretch.

Using the bottom portion of the shirt, cut a strand long enough to go around your waist and tie into a bow. If you shirt is knit and has stretch, pull the strip of fabric so that the edges roll, making a string. Otherwise, feel free to use a ribbon or sew the strip of fabric into a tube.

Weave the string in and out of the eyelet trim, meeting in the center of the shirt front. Tie the ends in a bow.

Be sure to visit Runway DIY and Taylor & Demolish to see how those ladies interpreted the cropped trend!


  1. Very Cute, I'm all up for adding lace/crochet to anything!


  2. So cute. Like yours the best.

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    1. Thank you! Checking out your latest DIY now : )

  4. This is wonderful! perfect summer t-shirt DIY...

    xoxo Julieta

  5. That is so cute! I love the idea of threading a strip of extra fabric through the lace to make a lacing detail :)
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thank you! The strip of fabric was a last minute addition, but I think really makes it special.

  6. Love this! The fabric strip makes it a fun little extra. Huge eyelet fan, too.

  7. Great idea!


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