Since it's back to school season again (already?), I thought I'd post a previous refashion with a school-themed title...
Just got a freebie tank passed on from my friend, and I really like
the flared shape and slight racerback cut, so decided to make a version
using old T-shirts. My teenage son went through all his clothes and
filled a large bag for Goodwill. Of course, the bag didn't make it from
the house to the car, without me taking a quick peek.
I pulled out a
grey T-shirt with a Celtic motif, and three unworn white Hanes shirts (I
think he kept wearing the same 3 from a 6-pack).
I found a bottle of liquid Rit on the
shelf and decided to go for it. Well, the deep Cabernet color I was
expecting turned out to be cerise (a surprise, but still OK).
I did a rough trace of the tank, and made front and back patterns. Then I
started cutting into the shirts. I only managed to get narrow front and
back panels from the Celtic print shirt (if only my son was built more
like a chunky middle-aged woman, I wouldn't have to do so much piecing
I cut the side panels on the fold (no need for side seams), and two sets
of front and back yokes from the Hanes shirts, so that I could just sew
them double and not worry about finishing the neckline and armholes. I
couldn't get the back yokes in one piece, so decided to do a button
I wish the motif placement had allowed me to get a better seam position
(not really flattering), and it would probably be a little better in a
lightweight jersey, but I'll wear it.
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