Friday, September 05, 2014

T-Shirt to Tank Top Refashion

 Summer is over and school is back in.  Somehow we survived it all.  Now it's time to get back to work!

    I did a quick t-shirt refashion, so I can stay a part of this wonderful group.  Between vacation and back to school, I really haven't had much time for refashioning.

  I picked this slightly too big and stained t-shirt to work with.  I didn't get a before pic of it on, but it is just your regular shirt that was headed for the PJ drawer because of the size and stain.  It is just a little too cute for that, though, so refashion to the rescue!

You can see the stains on the arms of the t-shirt.  It was on the back of both sleeves and some of the side of the shirt, so those pieces had to go.

I took an another tank top (This was a refashion, also.  It used to be a mens t-shirt) and used it to draw my pattern, leaving some allowance for the seam.

Easy enough.  
Now I have my tank top shape.  
I serged the side seams together first and tried it on for fit.

I took the scraps from the sides of the shirt and used them to finish the armholes and neckline.  I also saved the finished hem from the bottom of the shirt to add on at the end.

Here is a look at the finished arm holes, neckline and hem.

And here is the finished tank top!

Way more fitted, flattering, wearable, and cute!
Another t-shrit was saved from the dreaded PJ drawer.  
(There's no room in there anyway!!)
This was a very successful refashion rescue mission, I believe.
I have more details and pics on how I did the armholes, neckline, and hem on my blog:
Thanks :)


Andrea said...

Major save and definitely worthy of more than the pj drawer ;) Love it!
Andrea EOD

cfortin said...

That turned out great.

Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab