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umm…more refashion stuff?

my last refashion…and i’m excited that i don’t have to get ready anymore to take pictures of myself.

i think you should know by now the extreme hoarders-penny pincher mentality i have.

so when my husband tells me to clean out my closet….well, it’s traumatic for me.

i have alot of clothes. and i wear about 1/4 of them. but some i like the idea of. some i love on the hanger but on my body..not so much…

this is the before…a yellow tank. nothing special…just a little too tight…

you might remember it from here:

it was so tight that i constantly was feeling like a cartoon character…….. the one that is wearing his tuxedo top and it’s too tight and keeps rolling up and hitting him in the face…

but it was my only yellow tank….and didn’t want to chuck it…so i just added a panel in the back to make it bigger…

cut right up the back (this also will work for the front…and be a nice pop of color)

i had an old stained white shirt

so i just cut out a long strip that was about 4 inches wide…

then i just pinned it on (right sides together. I kept the bottom of the t-shirt when i cut the strip so i just matched the bottom up so didn’t have to sew any extra there..

you can see the top is folded over when i got finished sewing both sides i went across the top and matched up the stitching with the existing stitching on the tank top.

and guess what..i love it. so comfortable!
and i took a ton of pictures to show it off….
and this is the only one i’m brave enough to show you. and i used picnik to airbrush my arms and add a tan…. i hate modeling…
next up….another tank..
this was worn..like…looked worn..cause i wore it. alot. worn.
and starting to get holes.

and the collar is elastic and stretched out…

so i took some of this:
(lace with a little bit of stretch works the best…)

and just pinned it all around the bottom…

 and…sewed!

and since the top was stretched out…i added a panel there too
(word to the wise….put on the tank AND then pin on the lace (or have someone help you)
us womans have…how should i eloquently put this….
knockers.
(not so eloquent.)
and we want the lace to lay flat not puckered up…
so the best way to make sure it to have it on you or a dressform.
unless you are like me and have no chestus..than you are good to go.
but this same basic idea can work for tanks that are too short!
thanks for reading!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.