Thursday, April 23, 2015

Breezy Tank Refash

I am TRYING to push this Michigan weather towards summer by refashioing myself a nice breezy tank top! But it's Michigan and our weather is always wacky! 

 I wanted to accentuate the collar pattern at the top with a different color material. I used this beautiful blue/purple shimmery fabric that I had left over from helping a friend add more fabric to a t-shirt.
I began by tracing the collar detail and made my very own pattern!

Pinned it on the material and began cutting it out.  


 Pinned my 'socks' to the shirt.
I began sewing. Everything was going smoothly...
Then THIS happened! 

GRRRRR! You've got to be kidding me!!!!! After I calmed down after my fit of rage, I used my seam ripper to get rid of this boo-boo and started again.
Then I wanted to add a fabric flower to the bottom of the shirt. I made my own pattern by tracing an image of a flower. I really wanted this flower to have a full look rather than being totally flat so I pinned and cut two flowers!
With my trusty sewing machine I sewed the bottom flower on... Then I stitched the top flower on with some embroidery thread that matched the shirt color for some extra pizzaz! But I wasn't done there! Oh no!
added three buttons to the middle of the flower too! 
 I am so super excited about how this turned out! My face doesn't really reflect how excited I am but trust me, I can't wait to wear this on a hot summer day! Happy Refashioning!
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Valerie said...


Marisa Glied said...

Thank you so much!!

Gema Ensenat said...

Those changes made such a difference! Nice job! :)

jennifer elliott said...

Great job! I love the new accents to the shirt.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you! I was pleased at how much the changes made the top pop!

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you! It's in the running for my favorite refash yet!

Amy Jo said...

super cute!

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you!