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DIY: Chop Your Top

Posted by Liz Atherton Oxfam Fashion blogger

17th Apr 2014

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This month's DIY marks my first year anniversary as an Oxfam fashion blogger! It really is an honour writing for such a big global organisation and encouraging all you lovely readers to get your thrifty hats on. Following Oxfam's passion for sustainable fashion is a real pleasure; I have honestly loved every minute! So as a way to reminisce on the past year, I've decided to incorporate my favourite DIY post into making a complete outfit.

As summer is just around the corner and we're starting to think about festivals and holidays, we also need to start thinking about outfits. Most high street brands have been inspired by the trends from the fabulous New York Fashion Week and now crop tops and two pieces are everywhere to be seen, but as always it's up to us to make sure you stand out from the crowd. In this blog, I will transform an ill-fitting t-shirt into a cute crop top and pair it with my favourite Oxfam DIY shorts

You will need:

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Step by Step

Step One:  Using a ruler, draw a faint guideline wherever you would like to chop your top

Step Two:  Leaning on a hard surface, press down with your scissors to get a straight line

Step Three:  If you're good with a needle and thread or a sewing machine then now is the time to hem your t-shirt by creating a fold and then pinning the edge of the t-shirt and producing a hemming stitch. I chose against hemming my top as I knew I would wear it with frayed shorts- I thought it added to the bohemian look so this step is entirely up to you!

…and there you go that's it, as simple as that! Why not have a go and crop your top then Tweet us a picture? We would love to see yours too!

Until next month, Liz x

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