Refashion: Lengthened Crop Top


While at Target the other day, I noticed rows upon rows of clearance racks in the women’s clothing department. That is very dangerous for me. I usually steer clear of that department, because there are too many cute things to tempt me, but I had to take a look to see if there were any screaming deals.

We’re on scrimp and save mode, so I do feel a bit guilty about buying clothes that I don’t need. But this top was $4.50. And the print was just too cute. So now I won’t buy any more clothes until after we move into our new house.

The top was a simple crop in XXL. It was more than a bit too wide, but at the perfect length for a longish crop. It hits right at the top of my jeans. BUT, the back was somehow shorter than the front. How was this?

I added a black block of accordion pleated jersey in the back. This lenghtened the back hem by 3 1/2 inches. So I can comfortably wear this top without my guts showing in the front or the back.

I also pinned a little gathering (true late 80s style) with a yellow heart earring that I have. Earrings make pretty great pins, did you know that?

Outfit Details:

  • top: target + thrifted
  • necklace: handmade
  • pants: Pac Sun
  • shoes: thrifted
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    1. kristin says:

      you are too cool, lady. i couldn’t pull this outfit off but you look totally awesome. :)

    2. YES earrings do make great pins! I am dismayed by the super short shirt hemlines this season. I ordered two adorable shirts from forever21 and they were soooo short. They will only work with high waist shorts or something.

      You’re moving?! YAY!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

    3. maddie says:

      the shirt looked good before but now it looks great! Bravo on a job well done!

    4. Anna @ IHOD says:

      continually amazed by your sewing genius.
      Such a fun look:)

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    6. London Jewellers says:

      Wow! You are looking beautiful.I love to wear shorts with crop tops. These are my favourite outfits. Thanks for sharing.

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