Added Jun 16, 2010
This top was made up from some old recycled fabric scraps that I had lying around. I didn’t think it would turn out so well, but it ended up being kin of fun and classy and I always get compliments on it. I went through a phase of sewing little buttons onto everything, and it’s my favourite part of this top.
I made up the pattern for this as I went along. It’s incredibly simple and I’ve used the design on other t-shirts since. It always looks quite plain, but with a little of embellishment it perks right up! I used an existing tank top to get the measurements for the front and back. Each sleeve is one piece, sewed to the body before the arm and neck holes were hemmed. The front is almost identical to the back. The back just comes up a bit higher and so the sleeve pieces are a bit shorter in the back. I cut up an old t-shirt and used it for the bottom band, then I sewed a strip of the same fabric vertically down the side of the front and tucked it over the neck band.
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