Thursday, June 10, 2010

Revamped Tank Tops!

Well, today a friend of mine (Maggie) sent me an email with an interesting site in it: Piper and Penelope. They are sisters near me who developed a new way to utilize neckties - so cute and so inventive! So tonight, I tried it out.

First, I begged the honey for some old ties, and he forked over five or six from his tie-wearin' days. He actually seemed sort of sad, I think he misses dressing up! But take note: he still has about a bajillion more, so I'm not worried. I think he just wants to avoid letting me loose in Goodwill, because I told him I could just go get ties there instead ;)

Once I had my ties, I picked out some of my plan old tanktops. Black tanktop? Check. I have actually probably 10 different black tank tops. Yeah, I know. I have far too many clothes!

I laid out the tie on there how I wanted it to look, and then pinned it in place. I slipped stitch witchery underneath, and ironed on high until it was set. Pretty simple. The whole thing took me about a half hour.

I LOVE how it turned out - can't wait to wear it!

Then...I was super excited to try this tank that I saw on Blue Cricket Designs

Super cute, and super easy to make! I decided to make my ruffles a bit bigger, because my bra straps are usually pretty wide. I figured that would hide them better.

Here is what I ended up with:

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. CUTE! All three turned out nice, and I LOVE the tie neckline.

  2. So pretty well done i love them all what a great way to spice up a tank top. Thank you for the ideas!

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  3. You are one crafty Mom! Thanks again for linking to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  4. cute, cute, cute! I love the tie tank. I haven't seen that idea before and I think it really dresses the top up a bit!

  5. BOTH of those tanks are SO cute! VERY ANTHROPOLOGIE! ;-) ...without THAT pricetag! Glad I saw this on the link party at keeping it simple!

  6. So cute! I'm going to try one of these out and soon.

  7. OMG, I LOVE that black and white one!!!! I wish I had the arms to wear tank tops...I need to buy a shake weight lol. Thanks for linking to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

  8. Clever idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  9. I realize you posted this over a month ago, but I just came across your blog from.... well I think from Someday Crafts... I think...

    Anyway - I just wanted to tell you that I adore your blog so far and how you keep going with things even after they get messed up!

    I specifically love this post with the tank tops and how perfectly confident you look in all of them. You are beautiful. :)



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