It's Day 19(!) of...
Wow, can you believe it's already the end of week 3 of Shut Up and Sew?! Today I'm sharing my last project for Fashion Week... a ribbon tank upcycled from a too-large Goodwill shirt.
T-shirt (mine was an XL Gap tee, bought at Goodwill for $3.75)
Spool of ribbon
About an hour
First, cut the sleeves and collar off the tee so you have something that looks like this:
Next, iron down about 2.5" from the top of the tee, toward the inside.
Then, using a zig sag stitch, sew across the bottom of the 2.5" tubes you just made, on each side. Use a matching thread to hide an uneven seam, or succumb to laziness and use the black that was already in your machine.
Next, thread your ribbon through (I used the safety pin method), then try it on and adjust your ribbon so that the tank fits the way you want it to. Pin the ribbon in place and sew vertical seams at the beginning and end of the ribbon on each side of the tank, to keep it in place.
The great thing about knits is that they don't fray, so you don't have to worry about that with the armholes! And since mine was a t-shirt, the bottom was hemmed, but if you're doing this with knit fabric, you wouldn't even have to worry about hemming the bottom.
I hope you've enjoyed this week of DIY fashion inspiration! The fun continues this weekend with a couple of fashion round-ups so I hope you'll stop by!
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I sometimes participate in these parties... Sunday: DIY Showoff, I Heart Naptime, Flamingo Toes, It's Overflowing; Monday: Sew Chatty, CRAFT, Sew Can Do, The Girl Creative, Today's Creative Blog, Craft-O-Maniac, Mad in Crafts, Skip to My Lou; Tuesday: Not Just a Housewife, The Kurtz Corner, A Bowl Full of Lemons; Wednesday: Someday Crafts, We Are THAT Family, Ginger Snap Crafts; Thursday: House of Hepworths, Seven Thirty Three, The CSI Project, A Glimpse Inside, Between U and Me; Friday: My Repurposed Life, Whipperberry, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello; Saturday: Funky Junk Interiors