September 24, 2013

D I Y / 90s Inspired / Drawstring Halter Crop Top

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Remember that almost all clothing made around the millennium seemed to have drawstrings incorporated somewhere? On the cuff of sleeves, on the bottom of trousers, around the waist, around the neck, even just randomly and functionless accross the back. Haven't seen them around in a while and kind of miss the wrongness about them, so I made this scuba drawstring top.

/01 Cut a triangle that will fit around your torso.
/02 Make a hem of a little more than a cm in width on the top and bottom of the triangle.
/03 Make two darts on the side to give the top more shape. If you don't want to make darts, use a stretchier fabric so it won't be necessary.
/04 Make a small hem on both of the sides of the top.
/05 Put a piece of elastic through the top hem. It will take a bit of picking, but with some tweezers you'll get it through eventually. Tie a knot in it and slide the knot inside the hem to make it invisible.
/06 The bottom elastic doesn't go through the hem, because it has to pull the two corners together, so sew the ends of the elastic to the corners.
/07 Add both of the stoppers to the elastics and it's ready to be worn!

need:
Fabric (I used neoprene)
elastic
2 stoppers

68 comments:

TeuntjeVDW said...

I love the simplicity! xx.

Kate Sarah said...

This is gorgeous! And so easy to make. I love how you've incorporated drawstrings into it too - you have a knack for making the most ordinary things completely desirable!
-Kate
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Guilty Hyena said...

Dig the clear stoppers!

▲_▲ HYENA

Joy. | JUSTLIKESUSHI.COM said...

This is perfection! Love the throwback to the 90's feeling! Brings back memories...
With love,

Joy
n e w b l o g | justlikesushi.com

frida said...

this is perfection!

Cathleen Rychner said...

I love those clear toggle ties. Great DIY.


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Elodie Luis said...

That's so 90's, I love it ! It reminds me of my childhood :)

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YZ Chan said...

The halter cropped top is so beautiful in its simplicity. Great DIY! x

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Weer een geweldige DIY!



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Sef Quemado said...

This is genius!

Miss Kutsu said...

That's so well done, and perfect for you! Love this top!

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Miss Kutsu said...

That's so well done, and perfect for you! Love this top!

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FASHION SNAG said...

Totally remember these types of tops and love the one you made.

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Linda said...

Truely love this one!

x Linda
www.flowerchildlinda.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

can't go wrong with a good string top! Shame I kinda suck at sewing...

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Leslie: DowntownHaute said...

Omg. I so remember wearing these in the 90s! Lol.

So simple to make! Awesome post.
<3

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Melissa V said...

this is just amazing and it looks gorgeous on you as well x

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Simply amazing! xx

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Milex said...

sp good.

Anna Black said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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Anna Black said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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doisedois said...

Man, I so wish I had the body shape for this :(

Eline said...

Geweldig!

Mothi said...

Amazing!
You're so creative, I love it!

xo' M
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Fanny said...

Wonderful! I must try this.

Fanny
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Lisa said...

Geweldige top, en de eerste foto is heel erg mooi!

Julie said...

wow, that's amazing idea! i couldn't find out something like this myself, you are really talented!

Living is my Library said...

Volgens mij zag ik jou dit bij Neon Natives aan hebben, klopt dat? Nice!

Niss said...

This is super clever as usual.x

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Rhoda Wong said...

this is super cool!

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Fabliha said...

this is amazing! I must give it a try :)
xx

Render Sublime said...

Such a simple, unique DIY :)

Alice said...

So much nostalgia is hitting me right now. Seeing that drawstring definitely takes me back to the years of drawstring jackets, drawstring pants, and drawstring everything in between!
This top is too cute! I love that you updated the drawstring and made it more interesting by pairing it with neoprene. A top like this would be so cool, I would just be worried about showing all that back :)

~Alice
The SEAREX

Martina said...

Very interesting DIY! *_*

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Nadia said...

YES. x

Anonymous said...

erg mooi!!

ChamaFashion said...

Really beautiful!
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the style crusader said...

This is incredible Ivania. WIsh I had your mad DIY skills. xx

Vincent said...

This suits you very well, I love how close to the body it is - looks like it was made for you. Well, it is actually. :D

Elise DeCamp said...

Obsessed with your hair

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Petite Side Of Style said...

I love this idea, thank you for posting this.

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HayleyMG said...

I love it! Especially with it being in neoprene!

Hayley xx
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Sara Nena said...

U are so talented...every time I am so impressed by your DIY

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Lexi said...

Where'd you get your neoprene! Great idea for a top! :)

Morgan said...

So awesome! Minimalism at its best, always. I wish I knew where you got your neoprene. I always have the toughest time finding a source!

Anonymous said...

where do you buy your neoprene from??

t said...

What a great top!

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klara said...

wow!!!!you have so great ideas, so inspiring

Natalie Parra said...

I love this! I really want to try but I'm having trouble finding the right neoprene fabric! Where did you get your's?

Joselinne Mora said...

I am in shock, this is awesome!

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ellabella said...
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ellabella said...

I absolutely love this. Please tell me where you found your neoprene. I have been searching the internet for an hour, but it's all industrial type stuff.
Thank you!

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Sophie said...

This is such a great DIY! And, as always, your photos are superb.

I featured the top on my blog for what to make in March : ) Keep up the killer inspiration.

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rita onuoha said...

(crying) i keep trying to get the triangle part. already wasted so much material trying to get it as perfect as yours. i love this top and simple must have it. help me pleaseeeee.....

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