Style DIY: Transforming old tights into a crop top

Viktoria Szanto, in the first instalment of her new column, "Style DIY", repurposes old tights into a cropped top.


 For this DIY, only two items are required: old tights and a pair of scissors. Not only are few items required, but this DIY is also super easy -- precision being completely unimportant. After sharing this tutorial, I’ll be excited to see fellow students wearing this DIY on nights out. Supplies: 1 pair of tights, 1 pair of scissors. Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.14.35 PMStep 1: Cut the feet off the tights (regular or thick tights, whichever you prefer). If you opt for see-through tights, be sure to wear something underneath.Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.30.34 PMIf you want to skip this step, you can also use old leggings instead of tights. In which case, proceed to Step 2.If you are indeed cutting up your tights, decide on the length of the sleeves. If you want longer sleeves, cut closer to the foot. If you want shorter sleeves, cut further away from the foot.As I said in the little introduction, don’t worry about precision, because the material rolls up anyways.Note: do not throw away the bits you have cut off! We can use it in the next issue’s DIY!Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.33.07 PMStep 2: Cut a reverse V-shape between the legs. The deeper you cut, the deeper the neckline will be.Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.35.03 PMStep 3: Slightly pull the material, just so it rolls up nicely.Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.36.41 PMDone! Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.08.12 PM Viktoria Szanto  All photos: Viktoria Szanto