For those of you lucky enough to be experiencing an actual Summer, as opposed to us Londoners who seem to be stuck in some kind of dreary climatic Groundhog Day, here is the quickest of DIY refashioning projects - no sewing required - to transform a plain old tank top into a sexy dipped hem crop top perfect for those hazy Summer barbecue Sundays.
You will need:
- an old tank top
- fabric scissors
- tailors chalk
- studs or embellishments (optional)
Fold your top in half lengthways so the folds run down the centre front and centre back. Mark a curved line shorter at the front of the top, dipping slightly lower at the back. When you're happy with the line you've drawn, cut away the excess fabric. That pretty much completes the dipped hem part, and seeing as the top you used is probably a jersey fabric, there's no need to sew up the hem.
Step 2 (optional)
If you're happy with just the dipped hem, you're done! But if you're like me, keep going... I decided to embellish my top with some metal studs, and really the possibilities are endless - iron on patches, play around with fabric pens, sew on some fringing, whatever you so desire to showcase across your chest!