Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ruffled tank top

I’ve been wanting one of those cute ruffled tank tops that everyone seems to have. Something kind of like this…

But more like Tea Rose Home’s tank…

So I got a wild hair last week and just started cutting up a white t-shirt because I knew I envisioned a cute shirt under a cardigan for our Christmas pictures. It was definitely trial-and-error since I didn’t use a tutorial but just started cutting 2 1/2” strips from a white shirt and pinning it to an old white tank top I had lying around. Here’s some horrible iPhone pictures, lol.
Here’s my old tank (please ignore my very messy unfinished craft shed =)
I started cutting my shirt into very blurry strips.
I eyeballed my starting position and started pinning away.
Here’s where I had a hiccup!
My starting point should have been the top of my shirt so it would go all the way across and not break up the shirt any. See what I mean? So I ended up taking those first two short pieces out and replaced it with a long piece and turned the extra in and sewed around the neckline.
Here’s my finished work. I also want to note that when I put this on the ruffles on the top were puckering up. You could probably avoid this by making longer strips width-wise. Because I was desperate, I just used hem tape and ironed down the 5-6 ruffles to make sure they did not curl up to reveal my tank top underneath.
And I did wear it for our Christmas pictures along with my Vintage Rose Wrap belt and Kenna’s headband =) This photo shoot is the fourth shoot we’ve done with Melody Coarsey Photography and we love her =)
And I snapped this picture this morning to show off my tank top once more =)
Now I want to try to make this pretty thing! I love the color! Couldn’t find the original link but it’s from J. Crew.

Once again, everyone have a great Thanksgiving! We’ll be headed downstate to see my granny and dad and I can’t wait =)

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  1. Very cute! I want to try and make one now!

    1. Thank you, Madalyn =) It was definitely a fun project once I got on a roll! Would love to see your end result if you make one!

  2. This is beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above


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