Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm Crafty!

In my quest to find the perfect 80's costume for a skating party in a few weeks, I stumbled across this website: Cut out and Keep
I checked it out, and thought to myself, "Self - you have a lot of tshirts." Why yes I do. But I despise the crewneck collar. I have so many interesting shirts and I refuse to wear them. Not a fan of anything tight around my neck. There was one particular how-to that caught my eye - a no-sew halter top from a tshirt. Now that looks super easy right?

Last night I searched Google for the how-to and it brought up a few other tutorials, including a youtube video that totally rocks: YouTube link
Busting out with a test shirt, I was able to pull off the halter with no problems. I don't own a sewing machine so I hand stitched the collar part. Didn't take long at all. Just make sure your stitches are nice and even. The bigger the shirt - the bigger the tank. Honestly the practice shirt was gigantic and I'll probably try another idea with them. I did successfully transform 2 shirts to halter tops. It took under an hour and looks pretty damn good. The best part? It was free and now I have new tops.

I took a few snaps of the before and after product. Just follow the instructions and you won't have any problems!


Tobi said...

Dawn - these are great. I also hate the crewneck but I also don't like to show my arms as they are flabtastic. However I can make these and be comfy in shirts I love and put on a little summer sweater over it to hide my arms. Thanks for posting. I can't wait to try this.


Dawn said...

Check out the reconstruction sites! I know I saw a few interesting ways to fashion sleeves and v-necks.

Optimista said...

Oh, I LOVE these!! I really want to try this. I may look for the v-neck options, as well. I have so many cute shirts with blah crewnecks that I'd love to re-purpose.