So I just cut off the sleeves and neckline...
Then serged the edges and folded them over and sewed them...
Then I cut the good parts of the sleeves into strips and sewed those strips together to make one long strip (which I didn't stop to photograph because I was on a roll by then...)
And then I gathered the long strip and attached it to the trimmed off bottom of the t-shirt and Voila! A cute little tank is born. The ruffle added a little bit of length to the tank and the plan was for it to be worn over another plain spaghetti strap camisole.
From start to finish it was less than 1/2 hour for this project and that was doing the figuring too. I am sure the next one will go faster.
Next I want to attack some of my turtleneck tops that I never wear because the necks fit poorly. I have a few of these and I was going to get rid of them anyway so why not?
Update: The second floral tee re-do was slightly different with a ruffled collar made from strips from the sleeves. I just made a long strip, gathered it, pinned it to the v-neck I had cut out and sewed it on. (fast!)
Because they were narrower, I had enough strips to make ruffle for the bottom edge also. I didn't even bother to serge the edges because t-shirt knits don't fray anyway. I mean it is a semi-worn, used top made new so I didn't go crazy with time spent...(I actually didn't even bother to gather the bottom ruffle but just kind of sewed along, sort of bunching it up as I went, hoping for the best)
|All finished! Even faster than the first one. (and wrinkly..grr)|
So I encourage you all to get out there and start chopping up those knit tops you don't love. Even if it doesn't turn out like you planned then at least you have a soft dust cloth to dust with. :-)
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