Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Too square, too sheer!

I had a lightweight T-shirt with a logo I liked, but a shape that did nothing for me. Basic Ts are not my best friend - they just accentuate the thicker shape I've become in middle age :)
I prefer a heavy weight shirt, too, so this definitely wasn't going to work.

OK, out with my favorite piece of equipment.....a large pair of shears...
I laid down a tank I like and did a quick trace of the basic shape, cut off the sleeves and lowered both front and back necklines. This still didn't solve the sheer problem, so I took a deep breath and ventured into the refashioning pile that's threatening to suffocate my family. I was trying to find a white T to cut up and make a lining.
Bingo! - I left the huge heap (to tidy up another day), because I realized I had what I needed already. I stitched the back and front of the tank together to make one thick layer, and used fabric from my stash to make a striped back.

In the striped fabric, I cut the same basic shape, adding a little flare through the body, then slit up the center back almost to the neck. I twisted the middle and sewed the center back together again.

I added a narrow black band at the front neckline, and I now have a tank that I'll actually wear!


Chickie Walsh said...

That is so cute. I love the stripes and the burger logo. That shape T-shirt is not very flattering on me either, nice fix.

stitchinkitchen said...

Where did you get the t Shirt? I have a brother named Stan. I NEED to find one to give him! thanks

cfortin said...

I am always looking for new ways to save old t-shirts. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Heidi said...

That really is cute. So inspiring!