Did you notice the alliteration in my post title? Yeah. I didn't plan that. Really.
Well, now that I'm done being distracted by my own cleverness, I have a quick tutorial for you.
I found this awesome blue men's shirt at a local thrift store. I was going to buy it anyway, but it ended up being half off. It was a total score at $1.50! It has a super subtle pattern and I love the color of it.
It's not the best picture. Sorry.
Confession. This is only going to be half a tutorial, because I actually followed Cotton and Curl's tutorial for the first half of my refashion.
So step 1 is to go to her awesome blog and follow her instructions for this tank top. ;)
Step 2 is to create the tie front. I did this by folding my shirt in half so that the sleeves and side seams were in the center. Make sense? Then I cut a straight line from the back of the shirt to the side seams. Make sure you know how long you want the shirt before you cut it. Once I got to the side seams, I started tapering my cut down to the end of the shirt. This makes the shirt longer in front than in the back. The picture should help explain what I mean.
When you're finished cutting, hem the bottom. That's it! Put in on and tie the two long ends together in the front.
Voila! I didn't love the way the tank top turned out until I had the idea to make it into a tie front. Now I think it's pretty cute, if I do say so myself. It's super comfortable and cool for summer. I wore it today with some shorts and am going to try to figure out a way to transition it into an outfit for work tonight. Thanks for reading!