In what must be episode #7450234 of the series entitled ‘Geneva makes something out of neoprene’, today I’m going to show you how to create a simple crop top. Clearly another nod to the current 90’s mood, I’ve been seeing these everywhere recently – Josh Goot did a to-die-for knitted version – and knew that when I got a spare moment I would have to make one of my own. And guess what? It turned out to be my easiest neoprene project yet! I know I always say it’ll only take you ten minutes to make, but honestly, that couldn’t be more true for this piece.
- A piece of neoprene
- Ribbon or elastic
- Needle and thread and a sewing machine
1. Start by cutting two pieces of neoprene, ensuring that the width measures an inch above and below your bust. Make sure the two pieces in total go around your bust properly – adding a few inches to allow for the seam allowance.
2. Place the pieces on top of each other and sew them together down the short sides.
3. You’ll now have a tube. Easy right? I liked a more boxy style, but you can always shape the side seams to your body more if you want a more fitted style.
4. Add ribbon straps by cutting and then hang sewing to the inside of your top.
Voila! Because this top is quite tight and made of neoprene, I’ll be wearing it with some light palazzo trousers or a fitted maxi skirt. Bring on party outfit season!
Ps if you’re on the lookout for something to wear with this crop top, I think it would go so well with my DIY sequin skirt!
Outfit photos by Nicola Lemmon