How to Make a Cropped Top
Cropped tops are so fun and I would love to wear them so that my flat stomach could peek out, but alas I do not have a flat stomach, never really have, but I still love the idea of cropped tops. I use cropped tops to wear over dresses so that it looks like I am wearing a skirt rather than a dress. The cropped top makes it easier to wear a dress as a skirt because there is less fabric to tuck into the belt you use to cinch your waist. It can be down without a cropped top, but why not crop your top! It’s so easy!
Next, lay down your favorite cropped top that hits in the perfect spot to use as a guide for your new cropped top. I used my other top from Target – Xhilaration® Junior’s Lace Back Cropped Top as my guideline.
I used a Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set with rotary cutter, ruler, and self healing mat to cut the perfect straight line across the top. This is the best way I have found to cute a straight line. You can also use a scissors, but I recommend drawing a straight line with a ruler first.
Now you have the perfect length cropped top that will tuck nicely into belts without any extra fabric. Here, I am wearing my cropped top over a dress with this stretchy belt to cover where the cropped top ends.
What do you think of the cropped top DIY?