This week is Spring Top Week over at Made by Rae. This week she is posting images of her Spring top creations, as well as those of other people who are participating. She is also hosting a Flickr group where you can see all the submissions and share your comments. She also posted a free shirt tutorial! Very cute, and very versatile!
Here is my shirt for Spring Top Week! I have a tank top at home that I really love. It is really comfy, but still looks nice. The problem is that I only have one, so I can’t really wear it more than once a week. To solve this problem, I decided to put together another one, using the tank as my pattern.
To remake your favorite shirt:
- a tank top
- about 1.5 yards of light knit fabric
- matching thread
- Lei Neckline Instructions, if you would like to add it
Start with your favorite tank. Fold the front in half, down the middle. Fold your chosen fabric down the middle (make sure to pay attention to the direction of the knit). Align the center fold of the shirt along the center fold of the fabric.
Outline the shirt, marking 1/4 inch away from the edge where the side seams and the shoulder seams are, and marking 1/2 inch away from the arm hole edge and the neckline are. Fold the back of the shirt down the middle and repeat.
Align the front and back pieces of shirt fabric, right sides facing. Stitch the shirt together along the two sides and at the shoulders at 1/4 inch. Finish the seams with a zig-zag stitch.
Fold the neckline, arm holes, and bottom hem over twice, each fold at 1/4 inch. Sew using a running stitch.
Attach the neckline, if desired.