Here is Value Village refashion number 2! This one was sooo easy! It also turned out much better then I thought. I’ve tried to refashion t-shirts in the past and sometimes it ends up looking like a baggy sack, which is great if that’s what you want to wear, I guess. But this t-shirt into halter tank top turned out super-duper. it could even be a no-sew refashion and you’d be done in a minute!
Lay the t-shirt flat front side up. Then use some chalk and a ruler to draw a line 1-2cm away from the collar to the armpit, where the sleeve meets the body of the shirt. A rotary cutter works great to cut through the front and back of the shirt all at once. At this point you could be done. Since t-shirt fabric doesn’t fray you don’t even have to finish the edges!
After cutting I tried on the shirt and saw it was a bit baggy under the arm pits, so I took in both side seams 1 1/2″. Then, just to be fancy, (ha!) I cut some bias strips out of the leftover sleeves and used that to finish arm hole edges. I think the extra step helps to give more structure to the edges, which I like.
Like I said earlier, I am really impressed with how well this refashion turned out! I’ve already worn this to the gym for a session and to a yoga class. Altering mens t-shirts this way works well for my body type as it’s challenging for me to find workout/lounge wear that is long enough and fits my hips without being overly loose on the bust. I will definitely be making more of these!
I wanted to impress you with my amazing muscles but all I have at home are these puny 5lbs weights. Just imagine I have a MUCH heavier weight in my hand!
I give this refashion:
1/5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ for difficulty of construction
5/5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ for wearability