Friday, 1 February 2013

DIY Mesh Crop Top



This has to be the easiest DIY I have ever featured on This Fashion Is Mine and sadly I cannot claim rights to discovering it. I've seen this multiple times on the Tumblr but not yet come across a neatly laid out step by step guide. Probably because it's too simple to even need one.

But hey-ho here is my step by step guide. All you need is a pair of tights and a pair of scissors.

Go and get those things now.


You can use an old pair of tights or buy a brand new pair, 10-20 denier works the best, I am using a medium sized 15 denier pair from Primark. I got a pack of 5 for £2.50.


You need to cut the toes/feet off the tights. The amount you cut off depends on how long or short you want your sleeves to be.


You then need to cut a small V shape in the gusset of your tights. This will ultimately become the neck line of your top and the place where you shall stick your head.

And that's it. Honest!

Sticking your arms through the legs and your head through your newly formed gusset hole (cringe) you have yourself a mesh/sheer top! Perfect to wear over fancy bras or bralets, or to layer over a little black cami.
Pulling on the top stretches the neckline much wider so be careful to only start out with a small hole. Also the tight material is very thin so susceptible to laddering. But this can result in a grungey fashionable look. My top laddered a little on the shoulder but I actually like it this way!



It's a great item to wear for a night out or to a gig. It takes two minutes and you instantly have a new addition to your wardrobe that might have originally cost you a fair amount to buy. If you ruin it on the first wear it's no biggie, you can just make another one!

x




26 comments:

  1. You are seriously the DIY fashion Queen! I never would have thought of this!
    Joelle
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    www.febgirl.co.uk

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  2. Can't believe how simple this is, looks amazing! x

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  3. The problem here is that everything looks perfect on you, I'd look like a tranny lol

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    1. that's an incredibly offensive and bigoted thing to say. i bet most trans people would shudder to be as ugly as you are.

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    2. who do you think you are to say that someone is ugly? -.- and what annn said it's not bigoted, it's just a fact that women can look like a tranny and -accept it- most of them looks like the stereotype. Girls don't wanna look like them, right? :) Oh, and you're also being very offensive by the way...

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  4. I just saw this DIY on itsmyraerae's youtube channel!! Such a cool DIY!! x

    The Golden Monkey:: Fashion & Style Blog

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  5. This is ingenious! What a great idea xo

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  6. Wow, that is such a good idea and great for layering!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This looks so great! Definitely doing this...I have far too many spare tights hanging about!!

    Lulu -elyouelyou xx

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  8. So impressed with the simplicity of this! Great post!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  9. This is so bloomin' smart! xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  10. Doing this tomorrow! Looks awesome xx

    elin
    http://elinlikes.blogspot.com

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  11. Ok, you look totally awesome in this! (this would not work for me I don't think, I'm too bumpy) I think the grungy thing really suits you. :)

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  12. Such a good idea, defo going to do this!

    http://filthyfashi0n.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  13. This is amazing, such a great idea thati'll be definitely be trying out!x

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  14. Definitely making this rather than buying one! Such an amazing save!

    http://prosefashionblog.wordpress.com/

    xx

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  15. thats brilliant! Will try this for sure.
    xx

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  16. I would never have thought of this, you can't tell it's a pair of tights whatsoever.

    I can imagine they would look like a pair of tights on me though haha xx

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  17. this is very creative :))


    www.ohsoboheme.blogspot.com

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  18. This is absolutely amazing and creative!

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  19. I've only just seen this post, but I was wondering if these tights have that awkward line that go up the front and back from the garter?

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  20. Ballet dancers have done this for years. For more durable tops, use dancer's tights.

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  21. OMG !!!! Very good idea !!! I love it :)

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  22. OMG, thats amazing idea!
    liality.com

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