|Missing from the materials: a large safety pin. A diaper pin works!|
I've had this thrifted, vintage top for years now, but I've never been completely satisfied with the boxy shape (not the good kind of boxy). I decided to chop the bottom off and add some elastic at the hem for a crop top that wasn't too frumpy. Here are the steps:
Worn with: DIY cuffed shorts, Earrings by Honduran designer Lutfi Janania & Deandri Helga booties.
I'll definitely be wearing this top more often now. Maybe with a sleek A-line skirt or graphic high waisted trousers. The skin bearing shorts are a little too much for my small town, so I'm leaving this outfit for hot days spent at home with the family.
Go on and chop chop your tops and show me what you come up with on Facebook! <3
But before you do that, lemme share a project I've been working on that's really close to my heart. If you followed TWF part 1, you'll remember my "fashion" education consists mostly of sewing courses in government institutions for troubled teenagers and struggling women. These sewing courses were less than promising and motivation in class was extremely low. This hasn't changed, and that's why I decided to create Seams & Dreams, free workshops with both creative and self-esteem boosting activities. Watch this video to find out what Seams & Dreams is all about (it's in Spanish, but I can assure you no translation is needed):
I admit at first I had no intentions of posting about it, but I was touched by messages from people who wanted to know how they could help and be a part of the workshops (It's currently just me with a little help from my sisters). Why not share it even more? It makes me so happy to know people are not only willing, but also eager, to help in any way they can. Thank you all!