It’s finally officially summer! To get in the spirit of the new season (not like I needed to) The boy and I spent Sunday afternoon refashioning some tees into tank tops.
1 // I’ve been hoarding this crazy cool printed shirt I got thrifting for a long while–so glad I waited to cut it up because I love it in this style. What are these kind of shirts even called? ‘Side exposing shirt?’ ‘Slouchy tank?’ I have no idea. I’ve always wanted a tank like this to secretly show the tattoo on my ribs [Is it weird that out of my 6 tattoos my very first one is still my favorite?] Sometimes it makes me sad that I can’t see it :)
I just measured down from the bottom of the sleeves a few inches, followed the bottom line to the top of the sleeves seam & cut the sleeves off. Now that you have a shirt with wide armholes–keep trying the shirt on and cut the arm holes lower & lower until you’re happy with it. I say to gradually keep cutting so you don’t take off too much! You want to make sure there’s still enough coverage in the front. Then cut the neckband off and cut a new neckline. Super easy.
2 // For the guys tank, or a regular girls tank, we just traced a tank top that fit well and cut the sleeves and neckline accordingly. I sewed some tshirt ribbing on for a finished look.
3 // For this shirt, I chopped the top of the tee off below the sleeves & sewed contrast black knit fabric to the top. I used a standard t-shirt pattern (Burdastyle) but omitted the sleeves & took the sides in a bit. Added some buttons at the end.
Fun fact: I NEVER wear flip flops unless i’m at the beach or something. I’m more of a sneakers/flats girl all the way. Why am I wearing them in these pictures? Look what you did to me, summer.
Also, while taking these pictures we were reminded about how mosquitos existed. I had almost forgotten. Boo!