Hi, everyone! I thought up this top and I'm naming it "The Boardwalk Top" because it reminds me of walking along the beach or boardwalk! I hope you enjoy it! May I present to you, "The Boardwalk Top":
Refashioned from a t-shirt, great for hot weather, with straps inspired from a project on the blog Ruffles and Stuff, and a little bit of the cutting of the top from a t-shirt project book.
To make "The Boardwalk Top" you will need:
A t-shirt that fits you (it can't be a really fitted t-shirt because it won't make a comfortable top)
Some more knit fabric (grab a t-shirt from the thrift store, one you don't want from your closet, or some knit fabric that goes well with your t-shirt)
Chalk or washable marking pen
Ruler or yard stick
Sewing machine (it can be threaded in any colour)
Thread that matches the top well or complements it (it doesn't have to be a lot because you will just using a little for the straps)
1. Okay, you have your shirt.
Now, you could stop here and you would have a tank top, but it looks so boring and plain! Let's go on.
2. Flip the shirt over so that the back is facing you. Line your ruler or yard stick up from the bottom of one arm hole to the other, draw a line with your chalk or marking pen, and cut across. I didn't draw the line this dark, but I wanted everyone to be able to see it, so it's drawn over with the Paint program on the computer.
3. Now it looks sort of like a bib! Open the shirt like this and put your head through the head hole so that the shirt is hanging from your neck. Put a pin in the shirt where you want the neckline to stop, some people may want it lower then others.
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