3 May 2015

SIDES CUT-OUT CROP TOP (DIY)

croptop cutout diy handsew lino

It is cold and gray today but my Spring-Summer soul doesn't care about weather too much,
so I am totally in that warm mood, all made by pretty light clothes and walkings in the sun.
Oh, what a dream!
Anyway, today I show you how to make a sides cut-out crop top starting from a single piece
of fabric (I opted for linen because I like so much!), then I'll run to my little cousin's birthday
party to celebrate her with the whole family (and mountains of food, yay!).
So, don't waste time talking and let's see how to do this top!

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Oggi fa piuttosto freddo ed è tutto grigio qui, ma il mio animo Primaverile-Estivo non si
dà per vinto, infatti sono completamente immersa in pensieri riguardanti abiti leggeri e
camminate al sole.
Oh, che sogno!
In ogni caso, oggi voglio mostrarvi come realizzare un crop top aperto sui fianchi partendo
da un singolo pezzo di tessuto (io ho scelto il lino perché mi piace troppo!), poi
correrò alla festa di compleanno della mia cuginetta, per festeggiarla con tutta la famiglia
(e montagne di cibo, yee!).
Dunque, non perdiamo tempo in chiacchiere e vediamo come fare questo top!

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You need // Vi occorre:

- A piece of fabric with width equal to your shoulder-to-shoulder width and lenght of about
1 meter (39 in). // Un pezzo di tessuto che sia largo quanto la distanza tra le vostre spalle e
lungo circa 1 metro.
- 1 meter (39 in) x 4cm about (1,5 in) of black elastic band. // 1 metro x 4cm di fascia
elastica nera.
- Needle and thread. // Ago e filo.
- Scissors. // Forbici.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
Start folding in half the fabric. // Cominciate piegando a metà il tessuto.


2)
Cut a line following the fold ald leaving about 10 cm (3,9 in) by the sides (the straps). // Tagliate 
una linea, seguendo la piega, lasciando circa 10 cm dai lati (le spalline).


3)
Draw the frontal neckline of the top with a pencil (I opted for a rounded one), then cut 
following the line you drew. The important is that your head can pass easily through
the hole. // Disegnate lo scollo anteriore del top con una matita (io ne ho scelto uno a barca),
poi tagliate seguendo la linea disegnata. L'importante è che la vostra testapassi facilmente
attraverso il buco.


4)
Cut about 1 cm (0,39 in) from the neckline to the two straps (it will help you to create the 
neckline hem). // Tagliate circa 1 cm dallo scollo verso le due spalline (vi aiuterà a creare
l'orlo dello scollo).


5)
Fold the neckline and start sewing it. // Piegate lo scollo e cominciate a cucirlo.


6)
You will obtain something like this. Now, repeat with the back to complete the neckline. // 
Otterrete qualcosa di simile a questo. Ora ripetete con il retro e completate lo scollo.


7)
Cut the elastic band in 6 pieces, each of 10 cm (3,9 in). // Tagliate la fascia elestica in 6 pezzi,
ognuno di 10 cm.


8)
Pin the first band to the top sides leaving about 4 cm (1,5 in) off. You have to pin this first band
about 15 cm (5,9 in) under fold of the strap, I suggest to wear the top to choose the perfect point 
so that your arm can easily pass through . Then repeat with the other side. //
Fissate le fasce ai lati del top lasciando fuori circa 4 cm. Dovete fissarlo circa 15 cm sotto
la piega della spallina, vi consiglio di indossarlo così da trovare la misura perfetta per
far sì che il vostro braccio ci passi facilmente.


9)
Add 2 other bands under the first ones, leaving about 4 cm (1,5 in) between them. // Aggiungete
altre due fasce sotto le prime, lasciando circa 4 cm di spazio tra loro.


10)
Sew the bands to the fabric. // Cucite le fasce al tessuto.


11)
Cut the top front side of the desired length (I opted for a navel-crop top length but you 
can also leave the fabric as long as it is or choose a super short version!). // Tagliate la parte 
anteriore del top della misura desiderata (io ho optato per un crop top ad altezza
ombelico, ma voi potete anche lasciare il tessuto lungo com'è o scegliere una
versione ancora più corta!).


12)
Pin the hem and sew it. // Fissate l'orlo con degli spilli e cucitelo.


13)
Pin the third bands to top's sides, always leaving 4 cm (1,5 in) from the others, then sew them. //
Fissate le ultime fasce ai lati del top, sempre lasciando 4 cm dalle altre, poi cucitele.


14)
Voilà, your top is done! // Voilà, il vostro top è finito!

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Easy, not? Honestly, I can't wait for warmer days to wear it (and YES, I need a bit of tan)!
Have a nice Sunday! //
Facile, no? Onestamente, io non vedo l'ora che arrivino giornate più calde per indossarlo (e Sì,
ho bisogno di un po' di abbronzatura)!
Buona Domenica!

xx Francine

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40 comments:

  1. Beautiful DIY, Francine! You've got talent, dear! Love the black straps!!!

    xxx
    JOURNAL OF STYLE

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so so kind <3 <3

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  2. nice one...
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  3. Great DIY, Francine! I think using an elastic band for the side straps is an awesome idea. it must make the top so comfortable.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thak you Nadya! Yes, the elastic bands make it so comfortable (and I opted for large bands so I can also wear bra and it is covered by them!). And the most important thing is that I spent just few euro :)

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  4. Adoro questo DIY! Mi piace tanto l'idea di questo top *_*
    un bacio

    Francesca http://www.everydaycoffee.it/

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    1. Grazie mille cara! Sono felice che ti piaccia :)

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  5. i cant believe you made this. it looks amazing on you!
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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  6. wow, this looks so cool :) If I would try it out it would just look bad I suppose ;D haha
    http://lovelyattitude.com

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    1. Haha no, it was the same for me, then it came out so nice :D Just try to do it! xx

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  7. You are so good! looks very nice!!!

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  8. Great diy. The top looks so rad. Sadly I can't sew at all. Would have loved to try this.

    xx

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    1. Thak you aways Mira! It is not as difficult as it seems! I am sure you can try it out and do the same! :D

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  9. Cool look!! you look really cute! love it!
    have a wonderful day!
    xx

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  10. OMG! You made it yourself! It's gorgeous.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  11. Pretty lady!! Love this DIY - the linen fabric makes it perfect for warmer temperatures too. Hope your cousin had an amazing birthday party and you stuffed yourself with lots of yummy food! ❤
    munchies&musings

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    1. Thank you my sweetie! Haha yes, I enjoyed the party and had beautiful time (and a lot of that cake haha!). Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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  12. This looks great, love the way it turned out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you too for your comment, Eden!

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  13. Looking at your posts make me want to start sewing!
    Great post my dear!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Oh, it is relaxing and you can have a lot of new clothes for free, so you should definitely start sewing, dear! <3 <3

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  14. It looks so cool !
    Great DIY !
    xoxo,

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  15. This is great, thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you for you comment, dear Sophia!

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  16. Wow darling! This top is so stunning! Love it!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  17. What an amazing DIY, this actually looks like it wouldn't be too hard to do :D

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Exactly, it is waaayy easier than it seems :D

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