Do you have a few minutes to spare for a day? Do you like commenting on contributors' posts? The Refashion Coop needs two volunteer Editors on Duty (EOD for short) to make sure the site is running smoothly. Interested? Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Elliott at Thank you!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Creating an Effortless Upcycled Crop Blouse

Creating an Effortless Upcycled Crop Blouse

You will need:
Fabric Strip x2
Tailors Chalk
Sewing Machine

How to upcycle a blouse into an effortless box crop top.

1. Firstly measure the top to the length you would like, including 1 cm hem. Lay the top flat on a clear surface ready to cut.

2. Using tailors chalk or pins to direct where you cut. Cut along the line you drew, with a good pair of scissors. 

3. Hem bottom edge with your sewing machine, with a seam allowance of 1cm.

4. Next fold the shirt in half, matching up both sleeves with a pin.

5. Doing the same as Step 2, only for the sleeves.

6. As for the edge of the sleeve, measure the length of the sleeve and times that by 2, as you will need two  of these for each sleeve. Make each fabric strip a 5cm wide.

7. Fold strips in half and place to sleeve edge with 1cm seam allowance, straight stitch with your machine.

Where with high waisted jeans or a fitted skirt; to find out more of my upcycled pieces see here or for croptop styling tips, click here for summer styling. 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

1 comment:

Carissa said...

What a big difference a couple simple changes can make! This came out super cute. Thanks for the instructions!


P.S. Please be sure to only use your username as a label in the future. Our tech editor uses the other labels to organize all the posts, so extra labels can cause confusion. Thanks!