Hola from Mexico!
A couple days before I flew down here, I was doing a little blog browsing when I ran across a really cool tutorial for making a cute gym tank top out of an old t-shirt, which is totally perfect for me because I exercise a lot and designer workout gear is anything but cheep. Anyway, I found the tutorial on a really cool site called Blogilates that's full of free pilates videos, tips for healthy eating, cute exercise attire, and general inspiration for living a healthy, active lifestyle. I highly recommend it.
I decided to make my tank top out of a t-shirt that I got for free on opening night of the movie "Whip It" that is extremely large on me and, therefore, only acceptable to be worn as an inspirational nightshirt, which is a shame because I really like the message on the front. All I needed to transform this t-shirt was a pair of scissors.
So here's how I did it:
2. Cut off the neckline.
3. Cut off the bottom of the shirt, including at least a half inch of fabric above the hem.
4. Cut a v into the back of the neckline, then flip the shirt over and cut a deeper rounded neckline into the front as well, if you would like. This is also a good time to decide how thick you want the shoulder straps to be and re-cut the sleeves accordingly.
5. Cut the seams from the strip of fabric that you cut off the bottom of the t-shirt so all you have left is a seamless fabric strip. Stretch that strip out.
6. Tie that strip of fabric in a knot around the straps in the back of the shirt, then wrap the strip around and around the straps and tie another knot at the other end.
¡Está hecho! A new tank top is born! Once I tried mine on, I pulled down on the bottom of the tank and it stretched out the shoulder straps a little bit which made the whole thing the perfect length.
Here is the final product:
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