Every once in a while, either because it is so cheap or because it is so dang cute, I come across a tank top that I can’t pass up. I don’t want to break my “No Layering” rule, because lets face it, it is HOT out side. So, I have to find other solutions that work for me.
I found this cute tank top on sale at Target for $1.99. It was cute and I was wanting to fill my closet with more flowery type prints anyway so, I decided to give it a good home.
The top is a very soft and comfortable cotton and the print seemed playful to me, so I decided to keep my design casual.
I decided to do a “Base Ball Shirt” style with the sleeves. I still felt it needed a little character so I added the peace sign.
I hit up Joanne’s and bought 1/3 a yard of cream colored knit fabric.
I took the seem ripper and carefully removed the edging around the neck and shoulders of the top.
I used my 10 year old “All American Rejects” T-shirt as a base line for the sleeve pattern.
Using the old t-shirt as a guide, I cut the strap part off the tank top.
Before adding the sleeve I cut out, pinned, and sewed on my peace sign. (it would have been a lot harder to get it on had I waited till after the sleeves were done)
Then I hemmed the sleeve and sewed up the inner arm. (always zig zag edges when working with knit fabrics)
At that point I pinned and sewed on the sleeves.
The last step was to take the edging that I had removed from the neck at the begining and pin and sew it back on to the neck of the shirt.
Tank top $1.99
Knit Fabric $2.29
Total $4.28 and 3 Episodes of Alias
Having clothes that I love wearing Priceless.
I love how it turned out. It is comfortable and adds a fun new look to my closet.