I saw this tank top at the ARC, and I had to get it! I knew I would be fulling it, who wants a warm fuzzy tank top? After sending it through the wash (cut off the tags first! It's way easier) I was inspired by the straps.... hat ties! The nordic/faireisle pattern seemed to lend itself to the aviator hat. Here's the before pic, i actually took it after I started cutting....oops! I was so excited...^.^
I then folded it so that the front straps lined up, and cut out a circle, imagining the finished outline with the ear flaps.
I cut this into the two halves and measured it. I took my head measurements and figured the difference. I then cut a strip from the remaining piece, it was just wide enough for the fit! Here I'm lining it up to see which side lines up best with the pattern.
I sewed it to each side and then sewed the rest down the middle.
Here's the rear with the strip.
And the front.
I liked using the tank for the rolled hem, no work on my part! I then tried it on and did some shaping to my head, no funny bumps!