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!
First, start with a top that you want to crop. I love the Merona Favorite V-Neck Tee from Target (support April GoLightly by buying through this link :))
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?
27 thoughts on “How to Make a Cropped Top”
I prefer my tops to be a bit longer because they cover up my fanny a bit better that way 🙂
That looks so cute on you. It is great being able to repurpose clothes!
Those are so the rage right now. I don’t think I can pull it off though after the 2 kiddos 😉
I sure wish I could pull of cropped tops! You look fantastic in your cropped top though 🙂
This is very cool. I’m a guy, so I’m all about making stuff instead of buying it. Now I have to figure out a way to approach my girlfriend without sounding like an oaf.
I see crop tops everywhere. That seems easy to make
I love this! I have trouble finding crop tops that are just the right length, not too short and not too long. I never considered just making my own! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, this is such a great idea! I love how easy it seems too!
Very cute! I would have never thought to change up the look of a dress like that. I love it! 🙂
I need to work on my belly so I can wear crop tops. I think they look so cute on my cousins and I would like to join the fashion party. 🙂
I used to rock the crop tops but lately I’ve been going with the long top look to cover my tummy and hips.
I LOVE this look! It’s not for preggos like me, but next spring I hope it’s still in fashion!
What a cute idea! Looks very light to wear in the summer heat!
You’re kinda brilliant to do this. I love how it looks tucked in like that!
That is so easy to do and looks fabulous on you. Thanks for sharing how you did it.
Super cute top! I noticed that the crops are back in style. Wish I would have kept all mine. lol
Ha! in your intro I was about to think (wow, I hate this gal with the flat stomach who wears crop tops.) Then I kept reading…now we can be friends:) Loved your tutorial!
Fun idea! I am going to share this diy with my teen daughter as she loves wearing crop tops. Thanks for sharing~
I was nervous it’d be above my skill level, but I can manage that!
So easy, yet it looks absolutely fabulous! I love the look you got afterwards!
That is really great, I hadn’t thought of trying this myself. My oldest is really into cropped tops right now, and has a bunch of tees that she doesn’t wear.
That is pretty awesome. I do love longer tops, but also understand that it will make my legs look longer
This is great – especially if you want to sew a favorite tee and flowy skirt together to make a dress, knowing what length works for you b/c of the crop top makes the process that much more easier – thanks April!
This is a great tutorial! I think I have just the right top in mind to do this to! Thanks so much!
Fun! I like that you have yours tucked in – I cringe when I see all these teens walking around belly baring.
Very cute photos! I’m loving that outfit. Thanks for the tutorial.