I'm a huge fan of those lace trim shorts that have been floating around pinterest, I love pinterest for DIY inspo (and the endless snaps of delicious food... mmmm) I was originally intending to customise a pair of shorts but I changed my mind an opted for a super easy update for some of my crop tees instead.

this little crafty project is really quick and perfect for beginners! you'll just need an old tee, some lace trim and a needle and thread..
I used a meter of lace trim for mine, it's easy to get hold of online or in your local haberdashery/craft department (I picked up this one in john lewis along with a few other designs!)
if you're using a regular length tee simply chop off the bottom to the desired length.. taa daa one crop top! turn the tee inside out and lay the trim along the bottom edge, use pins to secure then sew into place.
once you've sewn the trim into place, remove the pins, turn the tee the right side out and  you're done....easy huh? 
you can use any trim for this project! it's a great way to update your wardrobe and you can do the same with shorts and dresses too..
I hope you like it? do you think it's something you'd try yourself?

back soon!

caroline x


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35 comments

  1. Oooh I love this! Looks really lovely, will definitely be trying this out, seems super simple and easy! :) x

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  2. That's looks really good! x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ah thanks you! glad you like it :) xx

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  3. This looks so lovely, and seems really easy too! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it really is I promise.. I did the stitching while I sat out in the sun haha :) xx

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  4. Looks lovely, I don't think I have the sewing skills for even something as easy as this but I would definitely give it a try :)
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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    1. you should give it a bash! you could always try attaching the lace with wunderweb- then all you have to do is iron it! no sewing required haha :) xx

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  5. This is a great idea! Amazing way to jazz up a crop top :) xxx

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    1. yay! thanks nikki, pleased you like it!! :) xx

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  6. So pretty, it looks amazing and I will definitely be trying it! x

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    1. wooop! so happy, thanks maddy! :) xx

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  7. So gorgeous! How amazing you did this yourself!

    XO Imke

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    1. thanks lady! hope you give it a whirl :) xx

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  8. What a brilliant idea! It look so good!
    Sophie
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  9. This is a really good idea and a great way to update your wardrobe without having to buy new things! Xx
    http://notexactlyplain.blogspot.com/

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    1. so pleased! I think the same too! :) xx

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  10. Looks super cute! I love it. One of my favorite DIYs on t-shirts I've seen lately

    www.daretoDIY.com

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    1. really? ah thank you!! it's so simple as well haha! :) xx

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  11. This looks great, I really want to try it now :-)

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  12. I would definitely try this, such a lovely idea! :)

    www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

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    1. awesome! so happy to hear that! :) xx

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  14. Such a cute and great idea! I'll have to try this out!!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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    1. yipee, so glad! hope you have fun with it! :) xx

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  15. Oh, this is really cute, I may have to give this a go since i have a similar top and i'm sure i have some lace hanging around!

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    1. you totally should! hope you're well honey! :) xx

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  16. This looks so good - such a simple thing to do as well!

    Eve & Faye x

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    1. thanks guys!! it really is easy peasy I promise- hope you try it too! :) xx

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  17. I I love this! In fact I love your blog - happy I came across it on Pinterest! Will try this tomorrow and post a pic xx
    http://www.lovelybettycornwall.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This is so creative...I love crop tops!

    http://bythesparklingsea.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/dainty-daisies/

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