Turn Your Outdated Lace Long Sleeve Into a Chic New Halter Top

2 Materials
5 Minutes

I’ve used a lace top for this thrift flip but it looks just as good in other materials, especially stretch fabrics.

It works best with a simple round neck, long sleeved top without a collar. The “rosette” in the front is optional.

Tools and materials:

  • Long sleeve lace top
  • Narrow elastic
Tying halter neck

1. Halter neck

Hold the top upside down in front of you.

Take the sides of the bottom edge behind your neck and knot them securely together.

Adjust the neckline for a flattering look.

Tying at waist

2. Waist

Fold the top neckline out of sight under the fabric.

Tying at waist

Cross the sleeves behind your back and bring them forwards again.

Tying at front

3. Front tie

Hold the two ends of the sleeve together in one hand.

Tying at front

Wrap a length of narrow elastic around them and tie it off.


Adjust the sleeve ends into a pretty rosette shape.

Tuck the ends of the elastic away or leave them hanging as a feature.

Chic DIY halter neck top
Chic DIY halter neck top

Turn your outdated lace long sleeve into a chic new halter top

If you don’t like the rosette or the sleeves are too short, tie them at the back instead of bringing them forwards.

You can also knot them together at the front and tuck them under the front edge.

This is such a classic, elegant look on its own or under a jacket. I love it!

What do you think of it? Comment down below.

Next, Turn Your Long Sleeve Blouse Into a Backless Top.

Suggested materials:
  • Long sleeve lace top
  • Narrow elastic

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