Saturday, 25 May 2013

D.I.Y : Oversized Sport Luxe Crop Top

Hi Hi!
Today I was a little bored and decided I missed college work a little (not really)
SO I'm going to show you how to make an oversized mesh crop top.
I made a similar one for my end of year project but this one is a little simpler and
I hope you guys enjoy,


1. Roughly a meter of some sort of mesh material. I got mine from a local shop
but all major fabric suppliers should shave some too.
2. Measuring tape
3. pins
4. Scissors (Mine are fabric but any sharp ones will do)
5. Thread to match your mesh
5. Paper

Ok so this is the slight tricky part as making patterns isn't really straight forward as you need exact measurements BUT seeing as it is oversized top you can use this pattern to guide you and using a ruler
draw onto your paper. It doesnt have to be perfect. Just get the basic shape. The back will be the same as the front but lower the neckline 2 or 3 centimeters. 

Next place your patterns on on your material and cut!

Do the same with the sleeves and you should have all your pieces cut out.
Now it's time to put them together and sew.

Next you need to figure out how you want to have it close at the back.
You can use buttons, snap fasteners or even a ribbon. 
I'm using a 16 inch open end zip. So just turn in the ends, pin and then sew 
along the edge of the zip.

And then your pretty much done!! All I did then was turn up the hem, neckline and rolled up the sleeves.


  1. Oh this is amazing, I love it! You should sell them (for those of us who can't make it ^^)

  2. great DIY ! :) well done :)

    Danielle Stielle

  3. WOW! Wish I was able to make something like this, i want one!

  4. I can't believe this came out so well<3 really loving the mesh fabric this summer

  5. I am bookmarking this one!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ink and Cigarettes

  6. gorg top)
    love the creation )
    best wishes!

    Angela Donava

  7. Oh! This looks great, very professional, it doesn't look homemade at all!

    Em x


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