Spring is here which means swim suit season is around the corner. My new swimming suit came with a skirt cover up, but I wanted a cute tank to pair with it. The hubs had lost some weight and I guess you could say his loss was my gain because I found the perfect shirt for this project in the donate pile. I do not claim to be a seamstress, but seriously this DIY shirt is easy enough for even the most beginner.
DIY shirt supplies:
Old shirt (really light jersey so it flows nicely)
1. Start by cutting off the sleeves and the neckline at a diagonal.
2. Fold over diagonal sleeve area and pin. Sew to have a finished edge on your arm hole.
3. Cut the neckline straight across on the front and the back of the shirt. Fold over about 2 inches (far enough that you leave a place for the ribbon to go through), pin in place and sew.
4. Attach a safety pin to the end of your ribbon and thread it through the front and back of the shirt.
5. Put it on and tie a bow to gather the fabric to your liking.
Mine also has the back higher than the front which I love because I can switch it around and wear it higher in the front or the back based on where I am getting too much sun. Freckles/fair skin + sun = burn.
I would love to see if you give this DIY shirt a whirl!
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