Refashioned! – DIY Crop Top

Upcycling old and worn out clothes is like magic! It turns old to brand new! Follow this easy DIY to rescue that favourite top and give it a new avatar.



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Editor’s Note: Upcycling old clothes is like magic! It allows you to create something new out of something old that would have ended up in the dump. Plus, you have that truly one of a kind garment that is yours alone. 

It’s cheap, easy, and can be a whole lot of fun. What’s more, by extending the life of your clothes and keeping them out of the landfill, upcycling might just be the mantra for a greener planet. 

Fashion blogger and photographer, Manvi Gandotra shares with us a simple DIY to rescue a favourite top.

Favourite Blouse

Favourite Blouse

 

I’m sure we have all been victim to our steam-iron going delirious and by some means burning our favourite piece of clothing now and then. Yesterday was one such day for me when I lost a major part of my top. What was  left was a blouse with a big hole.

Though it was a simple loose top, I just love the coral pink colour of it. For me to part with it was kind of difficult and therefore came the idea to re-claim it.

 

3 simple steps

3 simple steps

 

DIY Crop Top- Before and After

DIY Crop Top- Before and After

I transformed it into a Cropped Top  in just 10 mins. Here is how I did it!

#  I cut the top real short to get rid of the burnt piece.

#  From the middle of the front side, I made parallel cuts to add an edge to it.

# Style the cropped top with colorful racerback tanks.

TheAlternative_DIY Cropped Top

So if you ever burn your favourite dress  or blouse, do think of an easy DIY to make the piece wearable again!

Originally published on http://styleinked.com/

 

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manvi Gandotra is a freelance photographer who loves to travel in search of a good story. She also captures candid moments that can weave a good tale around weddings. She is a fashion blogger who has worked with brands like Tanishq, FCUK, and Myntra. You can see some of her photography at www.1plus1studio.com and her fashion blog at http://styleinked.com/. more

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manvi Gandotra is a freelance photographer who loves to travel in search of a good story. She also captures candid moments that can weave a good tale around weddings. She is a fashion blogger who has worked with brands like Tanishq, FCUK, and Myntra. You can see some of her photography at www.1plus1studio.com and her fashion blog at http://styleinked.com/. more

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