Category: Refashion

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DIY Tank


So I am sure we all have a drawer full of junk T-shirts from your job, races you have run, and free giveaways. I myself end up using these tee’s for pajamas. I found a DIY pin on Pinterest  (don’t you just love pinterest) on how to make your frumpy tee’s more fashionable.  Check out mine!


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So this is what you will need:

Tank top

Scissors

Chalk

1. Pick your over sized shirt, I decided on camo shirt I picked up at the thrift store for $0.99.

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2.  Cut around the ribbed collar of your t-shirt until it is completely off. Make sure to stay close to the seam.

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3. Remove both sleeves by cutting around the seams that attach the sleeves to the main body of the shirt. Again, make sure to stay close to the seam.

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4. Cut the neck hole about an 1.5 inches deeper. I recommend cutting to the halfway point and folding the cut strip onto the other side. Then you can use the part you’ve already cut as a stencil for the other part; this way the neck hole isn’t lopsided. Or you can do like I did and grab your sports bra, outline the front of the tank so its even and then cut the neck.

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5. Now cut the sleeve holes about an inch from the neck line. The tutorial I found said to make a cut like the one here. But I found that this cut makes the shirt gape a little awkwardly on the sides. I recommend turning the shirt over and cutting more onto the back than on the front.

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6. Cut a “V” down the back of the shirt and using the scraps from the sleeve, cut a strip about 2″ wide and 8″ long. (I used the collar that I cut off)

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Now I have super cute tee’s I can work out in, heck I can even wear these tops out with a pair of jeans or shorts!

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Refashion: Vintage Dress


I bought a sew machine a few months back and its been sitting in my closet ever since. So since its a rainy day here in Atlanta I decided to pull my Brother machine out and alter a few items that I cant give away, so why not alter them so I can fit them again! I came across this dress while going through my closet.

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So the dress falls below my knees and I felt it wasnt really flattering for my body so I decided to cut it shorter and hem it, heres how it looks cut and hemmed.

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Im so proud of my self, I know its not that big of a refashion but its a start! Now Im gonna go through my closet and see what else I can alter.

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Dress: Value village $2.00

Shoes:  Boutique in Atlanta $5.00

Purse: Vintage, Value Village $3.50

Necklace: Ebay $5.00

P.S. Please exscuse my face I have no makeup on but I was super excited to try on the dress and share with you. xoxo