Feeling Creative

Hello everyone. I hope you had a great weekend and you're enjoying this glorious weather that we've been blessed with. Today's post is a little different to my usual outfit post and monthly favourites (still need to get my February and March post up- oops).

I'm going to show you how to transform your old, lifeless shirts into a cute and on trend cropped top. So here we go :) 

You will need:
-Old Shirt (Charity Shops have some fantastic ones)
-Fabric Scissors
-Sewing Machine

I picked up this pink Gap shirt from a charity shop just for a pound because I absolutely fell in love with the colour. To be honest, if it had been in my size then I probably would have left it alone but as it looked so out of proportion when I wore it, I've decided to do this mini tutorial to show you just how easy it is to create your own.

1) I began by using a chalk to subtly mark out just how cropped I wanted the top to be. Note: Make sure you leave seam allowance and make leave it 2 inches longer than you want it to as it'll help you to sew with ease later.

2) I turned the shirt inside out and started to use pins to fold up the seams on the bottom and on the sleeves.
3) Start sewing carefully, making sure that you remove each pin as you go along.
4) Here you go. :)  You're super easy and cute cropped top is finished. (Note to self: using an iron won't hurt).


I hope that this post helped you and inspired you to create and rework into the clothes that you already have. I do apologise if I wasn't clear enough on some steps, don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to go over anything in detail. 

Have you made/designed anything recently? :)

Ruth x


  1. Also did this to an old shirt! Love this look xx

    Charlotte| LongHairDontCare

  2. Such a good DIY, would love to see it on you!

  3. ah this is such a great idea! my dad has quite a few shirts he never wears so that could come in hand haha!