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…
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
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.
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It´s a Great Idea… =)
I Love your Blog.
Girl, you are a GENIUS! I think you may have just saved a few of my favorite T's 🙂
I love it! I have so many tanks that could use some sprucing up and some that have "shrunk". lol Thanks for this wonderful idea!
Jessica Kielman says
Yes!!!! I have so many tees with holes where the threads have been pulled! I cannot wait to try these…definitely pinning! I have been repurposing everything in my house…I guess it's time to get started on my wardrobe.
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
I love it! Time to head into my closet. I have tons of tops I don't wear. I'm sure I can save a few now. Thanks!
Goings on at the Glenn's says
great idea! I need to do this with some of my shirts that are too tight! Love the lace too. Great job!
I love this post because since I had my baby I ran out of clothes that actually fit. I was going to ask for a new wardrobe, but that can be very expensive. So instead I've been refashioning my old shirts slowly. I'm actually wearing one I did a few nights ago. I love to see other peoples ideas. I love the lace!
Tya TK says
What great ideas! You are a creative genius! I will for sure be trying the idea with the lace, I have a few shirts that plunge just a little too low. Thanks for the great post! http://www.craftrunwag.blogspot.com
Cute. I think the white stripe down the back adds a cool design element too. 🙂
If you airbrush yourself or add a tan to another photo of you, I might just have to beat you. You're gorgeous!!!! 🙂
This is the most super helpful post THANK YOU! I have a lot of clothes and due to one thing or another (usually cookies or pizza) they're all a little too snug, so now I can help to let them out some and not need super fancy seamstress skills! Thanks!
Kassi at Truly Lovely says
Ooh nice! I have shirts that could use both of these ideas!!
Shelby @ The Bean Sprout Notes says
Girl, you crack me up! I love your writing style – you literally make me "laugh out loud" 🙂 Not to mention, you always have the best projects! I love stopping by to see what's new on your blog.