Saturday, April 2, 2011

make the cut

photos via and

Have been seeing many bluntly cropped tops lately while browsing through my usual favorite online stores. The unconventional length of a business casual button-down particularly struck to me. So I thought I'll make my own, with a slight twist. Just follow the 4 easy steps below to one of this spring's trends. I will do an outfit post in it soon :)

Materials: plain button-down shirt and assortment of buttons

1. Measure the length of your desire.
2. Pin and cut accordingly [I wanted the front to be shorter so I purposely left the back 2 inches longer].
3. Sew the hems.
4. Remove the original buttons and replace each of them with different hand-picked buttons.
5. And there, you have your own one of a kind cropped dress shirt!


  1. can't wait to see it on you :)

  2. Definately gonna give this a try! I've got a similar shirt sitting around :D

  3. I love the look of yours. Can't wait to see it on!

  4. So cute! I love the funky buttons.

  5. the buttons are adorable! I wish I could rock crop tops, but I was not blessed with the figure for them!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  6. Why aren't you modelling it? :) Soo cute, nice job Steph. XOXO

  7. love it! can't wait to make my own. also, following your blog now. hope to see more posts. :)

    sending love,


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