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A chic, sweetheart-cut halter top w/ bow detail on back
I started off with a tube top and played around with the design and ended with a couple of detailed finishings.
Perfect for casual wear or for a night out, paired with jeans/shorts.

Posted by itsjustfrances from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See itsjustfrances's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 1
    Step 1

    Hem along the two longer ends of the fabric. This will be the hem on the top and bottom part of your tube top.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 2
    Step 2

    For my top, I hemmed the two edges together and flipped it inside out so you end with a hem going down the middle of your back.

    - This would be the back view of the tube top -

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 2
    Step 3

    *Fabric with some stretch will make this project easier to work with and will generally fit better.

    Start with 1m of your fabric choice. (This should be enough for the 3 components of the top: the tube top, the strap, and the bow) Measure around your chest to make the tube top portion. You should end with a rectangular shape like this.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 3
    Step 4

    Turn your top over to the front side and now we are going to cinch the front into a sweetheart-cut.

    To do this, you want to pinch the middle of the fabric to how ever low you want your V to be. For mine, I cinched about 2-3 inches. Hold this in place with your thumb and index finger.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 4
    Step 5

    This part is a little bit tricky. You want to hold the two parts in place like so and turn it away from you until the stacks are on top of one another. Once you have this part in place, sew the cinched fabric together (about 1-2 inches should do) until it's all connected.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 5
    Step 6

    This is to make the strap for the top. There are lots of variations to making a strap as some like to have a tie behind the neck, which requires two straps, but this features a single strap.

    Start by cutting out a strip of fabric that is 2-4 inches thick, depending on how thick you want your strap to be.

    - Be sure to cut the strip longer than you would want it so that you can snip off excess fabric rather than not having enough. -

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 6
    Step 7

    To make the strap, you need a shoe lace.

    Sew the top of the shoe lace to the top of the fabric like so (end where the dotted line stops).

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 7
    Step 8

    Sew alongside the shoe lace to the fabric, making sure that you don't sew the shoelace to the fabric along the way. Continue until you've reached the end.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 8
    Step 9

    Hold the end of the strap gently in one hand and pull the shoelace with the other. Pull the entire strap through itself, until it is right side out and snip off the shoelace from the end to end up with something like this.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 9
    Step 10

    For this step, put on the top and measure the strap from one side to the other to feel out how tight you want the strap to be. (Make the two marks on the inside to indicate where the strap ends will be sewed).

    Sew the ends of each strap onto the inside of the top so that the hems are hidden.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 10
    Step 11

    To make the bow, cut out two strips of fabric (one to attach to the top, and the other to create the bow) to your width preference depending on how large or small you want your bow.

    For my top, i've made the bow slightly smaller in size.

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 11
    Step 12

    Sew the two ends of the bow onto the backside of your top, approximately 2-3 inches away from each side.

    - When doing this step, make sure you don't sew the ends through to the front of the top. -

  • How to make a halter top. Halter Top With Bow Detail - Step 12
    Step 13

    And there you have it!

    A simple but cute halter top with a sweetheart-cut front and a bow detail on the back. Hope you like it!

    <3 franneh

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matthew t.
matthew t. · Adelaide, South Australia, AU
BeautifulHappy
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Amy M.
Amy M. · 1 project
This is awesome
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blech z.
blech z.
i cant tell u how much i appreciate dis details tanks.
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Tina T.
Tina T. · 25 projects
I think I'm going to cut up my husbands's camo shirt and make this for my daughter!
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sarah v.
sarah v.
I love this! Thank you for the how-to. I'm going to make one with polka dots for a maximum retro effect tonight.
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Kaela R.
Kaela R.
I'm really in love with the neckline of this shirt! considering trying it!!! thanks a ton!
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Suzi P.
Suzi P. · 12 projects
really nice!
cute top, and great how-to^^
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leonette d.
leonette d. · Baltimore, Maryland, US · 2 projects
Hi. this is ms l.dent. How are u doing. I really like this top. I will be making me one for this summer to come. cute
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maria;D
maria;D
its adorable
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itsjustfrances
itsjustfrances · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 2 projects
thanks everyone Happy!
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