+ Tappered Crop Top…the joys of stealing or borrowing from my little brother’s closet

I stole this tee shirt from my little brother John, well, he actually outgrew it so I felt okay to take it. Pretty sure he won’t be able to fit in it now. LOVED the outcome. I slapped on a Blush Accessories brown tee shirt extender underneath and bam, instant love. My favorite part is the tapering in the back which you don’t really see in a lot of the shots. Oh well.
Beck was decked out in his Christmas pjs and was holding as he calls him, big guy. I love how he gives me little cuddles and loves being in pictures. He is a stud. Even though many people mistaken him for a girl. Maybe I should stop the pony tails? Nah.
Also worked on a hair tutorial today…hence, the spiral curls which may have been blown out due to the million mile an hour Utah winds….errrr I hate Utah weather right now! When is the warmth coming?!?!?
sewing machine or needle and thread
fabric pen or marking chalk
flexible measuring tape
1. align the side seams and cut the from the back to the right, making the front shorter (unless you would rather it the same length on both sides)
2. I wanted the sleeves to be skinny, so I measured and sewed in the sleeves and a little bit of the sides to make the sides straight
3. OPTIONAL – you don’t have to hem because knit doesn’t really fray…but if you do, then the rule with knit is to hem at about an inch to prevent the bottom from rolling out.


  1. Excellent idea and it seems so easy to do it!
    Also you have a great body!!!

  2. just came across your blog and love it! You have such a cute style & i love that you make 1/2 of it!

  3. that’s a clever idea, too bad I don’t have a little brother.


  4. I love it! And the shirt extender? It’s genius. I hate wearing two shirts, so this is awesome. does it slide up though from around your hips though? I had that problem with the belly band when i was pregnant. Also, where are those shoes from? Love them!

    amy day to day
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  5. Didn’t mean to say though twice.

  6. great idea! it looks cute, too :)

  7. I really LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!! I love the different lengths!


    Ana Paula – Pretty in Polka Dots

  8. totally brilliant! i’ll be raiding my bro’s closet next time i see him

  9. I think taking those sleeves in really made the shirt… though I didn’t really notice until I saw the steps at the bottom; I think I would have noticed had they been all baggy. Cute as usual, girl!

  10. What a cool shirt, you really made it chic! I love your blog, you inspire me to start refashioning :)

    xo Teresa
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  11. This is awesome! I always used to raid my brothers’ closets, but never made it look that good! Now if I could just figure out how to use that sewing contraption my mother bought me…

  12. wow, I love this look!

  13. You have a very good blog that the main thing a lot of interesting and useful!

    Cool shirts

  14. That’s Good Idea…… But better worn by women who have a slim body

  15. Oh I love your shoes.!!

  16. i love trying your ideas! :) its hard to find how to do these simple things online, your posts are so helpful.

  17. I love the idea of taking in the sleeves. Why did I never think of this before? I have a huge stack of t shirts to be altered and now I know just what to do with them. Thanks!

  18. I Loved this! I did the cut without finishing it! so so cute its my favorite top to throw on!I will be showing it on my new Blog.

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