Love Aesthetics

September 24, 2013

90s Inspired / Drawstring Halter Crop Top

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Fabric (I used neoprene)
2 stoppers

Remember that almost all clothing made around the millennium seemed to have drawstrings incorporated somewhere? On the cuff of sleeves, on the bottom of trousers, around the waist, around the neck, even just randomly and functionless accross the back. Haven’t seen them around in a while and kind of miss the wrongness about them, so I made this scuba drawstring top.

/01 Cut a triangle that will fit around your torso.
/02 Make a hem of a little more than a cm in width on the top and bottom of the triangle.
/03 Make two darts on the side to give the top more shape. If you don’t want to make darts, use a stretchier fabric so it won’t be necessary.
/04 Make a small hem on both of the sides of the top.
/05 Put a piece of elastic through the top hem. It will take a bit of picking, but with some tweezers you’ll get it through eventually. Tie a knot in it and slide the knot inside the hem to make it invisible.
/06 The bottom elastic doesn’t go through the hem, because it has to pull the two corners together, so sew the ends of the elastic to the corners.
/07 Add both of the stoppers to the elastics and it’s ready to be worn!

58 responses to “90s Inspired / Drawstring Halter Crop Top”

  1. TeuntjeVDW says:

    I love the simplicity! xx.

  2. Kate Sarah says:

    This is gorgeous! And so easy to make. I love how you’ve incorporated drawstrings into it too – you have a knack for making the most ordinary things completely desirable!
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  3. This is perfection! Love the throwback to the 90’s feeling! Brings back memories…
    With love,

    n e w b l o g |

  4. frida says:

    this is perfection!

  5. Elodie Luis says:

    That’s so 90’s, I love it ! It reminds me of my childhood 🙂

  6. YZ Chan says:

    The halter cropped top is so beautiful in its simplicity. Great DIY! x

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  7. Miss Kutsu says:

    That’s so well done, and perfect for you! Love this top!

  8. Miss Kutsu says:

    That’s so well done, and perfect for you! Love this top!

  9. FASHION SNAG says:

    Totally remember these types of tops and love the one you made.

  10. Rebecca says:

    can’t go wrong with a good string top! Shame I kinda suck at sewing…

  11. Omg. I so remember wearing these in the 90s! Lol.

    So simple to make! Awesome post.

  12. Melissa V says:

    this is just amazing and it looks gorgeous on you as well x

  13. doisedois says:

    Man, I so wish I had the body shape for this 🙁

  14. Mothi says:

    You’re so creative, I love it!

    xo’ M

  15. Fanny says:

    Wonderful! I must try this.


  16. Lisa says:

    Geweldige top, en de eerste foto is heel erg mooi!

  17. Julie says:

    wow, that’s amazing idea! i couldn’t find out something like this myself, you are really talented!

  18. Volgens mij zag ik jou dit bij Neon Natives aan hebben, klopt dat? Nice!

  19. Fabliha says:

    this is amazing! I must give it a try 🙂

  20. Such a simple, unique DIY 🙂

  21. Alice says:

    So much nostalgia is hitting me right now. Seeing that drawstring definitely takes me back to the years of drawstring jackets, drawstring pants, and drawstring everything in between!
    This top is too cute! I love that you updated the drawstring and made it more interesting by pairing it with neoprene. A top like this would be so cool, I would just be worried about showing all that back 🙂

    The SEAREX

  22. Martina says:

    Very interesting DIY! *_*

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  23. This is incredible Ivania. WIsh I had your mad DIY skills. xx

  24. Vincent says:

    This suits you very well, I love how close to the body it is – looks like it was made for you. Well, it is actually. 😀

  25. I love this idea, thank you for posting this.

  26. HayleyMG says:

    I love it! Especially with it being in neoprene!

    Hayley xx

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  30. Sara Nena says:

    U are so talented…every time I am so impressed by your DIY


  31. Lexi says:

    Where’d you get your neoprene! Great idea for a top! 🙂

  32. Morgan says:

    So awesome! Minimalism at its best, always. I wish I knew where you got your neoprene. I always have the toughest time finding a source!

  33. Anonymous says:

    where do you buy your neoprene from??

  34. Great idea!!
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  35. klara says:

    wow!!!!you have so great ideas, so inspiring

  36. I love this! I really want to try but I’m having trouble finding the right neoprene fabric! Where did you get your’s?

  37. I am in shock, this is awesome!

  38. Adarsh Kumar says:

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  40. ellabella says:

    I absolutely love this. Please tell me where you found your neoprene. I have been searching the internet for an hour, but it’s all industrial type stuff.
    Thank you!

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  42. Sophie says:

    This is such a great DIY! And, as always, your photos are superb.

    I featured the top on my blog for what to make in March : ) Keep up the killer inspiration.

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