Added Sep 11, 2012
by Julia Morley
A while ago, I was inspired by this pin on pinterest of what looked like a men’s shirt, reworked to turn it into a racerback collared tank with ruffles down the back. I was never able to find the original source of the image or what the front of the shirt looked like, but I put it on my list as a thing to try out some day.
I thrifted a men’s shirt for $3 at goodwill and set to cutting it up. I cut the arms off first and then started pinning it on my dress form. I ended up taking in the front with darts, and cutting a large amount of fabric out of the center back of the shirt. Some dressform manipulation and a lot basting later, I came to this! The ruffles were made with pieces cut from the sleeves.
It’s still a little bit too big for me and I think I’ll have to take it in some more, but I was too eager to wait any longer to share :-)
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