hippie me – DIY fringed cropped top

this was my DIY inspiration

My grandmother was a dress maker, she was the one who made my dresses every time I get to join any beauty contest when I was still young.  From cute skirts to long gowns my grandmother has been an epitome of vintage style and fashion for me.  Sad to say my mother was not able to showcase her own talent towards making things not until I reached college, if my mom has passed that creativity to me, I am pretty sure that I have the hands of a DIY goddess.  I have been inspired to make my DIY for the third time.

The first was with a flower pin, second was with the studs and now I just made something out from an old shirt I have in my closet.  I have been religiously looking at these lovable ladies who makes wonderful pieces into reality.  From Mel who has encourage me to do more DIY, from Philip and Meream who are local bloggers that I look up to when it comest to creativity and yes I found a new site that caters to this wonderful creations.  I am just crazy over Kirsten’s DIY site and I am not yet done reading her back entries.  So it made me thinking, if I have the extra time doing and developing something online, I can actually do more by making something from an old item.  And that is the beginning of this fringed top shirt.

Last Saturday when King and I stopped at Topshop I saw this fringed cropped top and fell in love with it.  King got his disapproving looks towards the top, he said that why would I buy something that looks like a rag. Hahhahaha I was sad but he has a point though, I remembered during high school that I joined a dance contest and our costumes were handmade white shirt that were cropped like the ones in Topshop.  So a great idea came into mind, I remembered I still have my old jersey top hidden somewhere in my closet and a pair of scissors will help me achieve this project without sewing anything.  I think this is the most simplest DIY ever and anyone can make something like this.  All you need is an old colorful top, a scissor and some markers to mark on what length you want the fringes to start.  Since cropped tops are back, this is the most fab way to look good without showing much skin.

all you  need is an old jersey top with a colorful print and a piece of scissor 🙂 markers for the exact length of the fringes.

cut in the middle first to make sure you know the proportions, just make small lengths of fringes.

the finish product 🙂

After doing this project, I had to take a photo of me and I was able to feel the hippie vibe with the shirt so I put on some necklace and rings and there you go. The hippie side of me, this is what I look like with curly, dry hair hahahhaah for me that is not my best look, I don’t look good with curly hair it makes my round face go bigger, think like a basketball 🙂

see I told you, think of BASKETBALL  hahahhha!!!! this hair style does not compliment my round face BOO!!!!

anyways POSITIVE vibes everyone…I have some exciting news for Elle Veztida and The Queens.

Happy Thursday 🙂 in other news check out Swa-Rai’s blog and win a giveaway 🙂



  1. that’s an awesome fringed top !
    i should start do more DIYs

    thanks for stopping by at my blog !
    glisters and blisters

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      awww that would be awesome Michelle 😀

  2. Che · March 3, 2011

    Nah, you look pretty as it is! 🙂 So fringe is in again, huh? I´d better take out my thrifted fringe vest for a spin soon. I´m not good with DIY´s either although I can sew ( by hand, hehe).

    I was laughing with the rag comment by King. My hubs would have said the same. lol!

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      hahaaha yeah…saw the inspiration at Topshop and it rocked 😀

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      hahahahah I cracked when I saw the comment about the rag hahahahah boys will be boys 😀

  3. pop champagne · March 3, 2011

    that’s a neat idea to make the top a frindge top! I think it the result looks great!

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      thanks gorgeous yey!!! this made me smile

  4. Hazel · March 3, 2011

    your top is too cute to begin with… so adding some spice (aka the fringes) into it only makes it a whole lot cuter 😀 and wow sweet, you joined beauty pageants pala before, that’s interesting to know 😉

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      yes when I was still young,,,super skinny hahahahah I think it is because of my mom’s love for pageants as well…I have to eventually stop to concentrate with my studies 😀

  5. MelRod · March 3, 2011

    You look hot! The headband looks great what are you talking about? Love the fringe DIY.


    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      hahahah I am so conscious with my round face hahahah

  6. Rachel @ a la Modest · March 3, 2011

    You make me want to try this!!! 🙂 I have some shirts I can probably do this with. Your face looks cute with that hair!

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      yes try it…that would be fun 😀

  7. Oh to Be a Muse · March 3, 2011

    can i just tell you that i totally gasped when this page loaded! i saw that headband and fell in love instantly. this is one of my fave looks on your blog.

    it’s great that your grandma was a dress maker. my mother is a sewer–she sews EVERYTHING for me, which is probably why i can’t do it myself. totally in love with this look. we would be the best of friends IRL. 🙂

    and i promise i will contribute to The Queens–it’s just been so busy here.

    • Sweet · March 3, 2011

      no worries dear…just take your time…everyone is busy with so many things…hahaha!!! I am opening myself to try something new hahahaha I always get afraid to show the rest of the world what I want hence the bad comments but then you guys makes it possible for me to believe in myself 😀


  8. jeniffer · March 3, 2011

    wow that was so fun and creative… very fashionista…

  9. kathi · March 3, 2011

    oh oh oh! that look is just dope on you, sweet! I love it so much! i’m going all-out hippie for sure as soon as this blasted winter dies. I’d live in the hippie era if I could.

    and you’re right. phillip and meream are freaks of nature. it just can’t be physically possible for a normal human brain to contain that much talent and creativity.

  10. CessOviedo · March 3, 2011

    Love it! Guess those skills are inherited! My grandma thought my mom how to sew, and she did same thing, she used to make the cutest dresses when I was little, blame her for wanting new dresses for every party! … So going to try this DIY! Great blog!

    ❤ Cess O.

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      aww gorgeous I am checking your site too

  11. Lexy · March 3, 2011

    Simple, yet INGENIUS. Love this DIY. It’s so boho chic and adorable. I want to throw you a pair of cowboy boots. (in bright purple, of course!)

    You’re so adorable. It makes me so happy!

  12. Vivian · March 3, 2011

    awesome diy, i love how it looks on you! i love headbands but they don’t stay on my big head lol!


  13. Kirsten at S&P · March 4, 2011

    I love coming across other Filipina bloggers 🙂 Lovely DIY and outfit, lady! ❤

  14. Ashley [Free Honey] · March 4, 2011

    What an awesome idea! It’s so on trend, too. The 70s have come roaring back in such a big way for this spring!!

    xoxo, Ashley

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      aww thanks Ashley dear I love your current post

  15. momdaughterstyle · March 4, 2011

    very creative and i love the hair!

    take care!

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      aww thanks gorgeous

  16. KC · March 4, 2011

    love it!! i am inspired, i wanna do one right now.


    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      GO can’t wait hehehehe

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      thanks lovve whehhehe

  17. leia · March 4, 2011

    You are such an adorable hippie! I love the headband.

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      hahahha thanks leia dear

  18. cruel vitch · March 4, 2011

    you really do have your own style bitch and you can certainly carry it very well. I think that’s something I really don’t have. hehehehehehe I really envy you for that.

  19. Bonnie · March 4, 2011

    I want this.
    I wish I was talented enough to do this.
    But I’m not.
    Because I suck.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    • Sweet · March 5, 2011

      hehehhe oh gorgeous I am still starting with experiment this DIY thing 😀

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