My daughter needed tank tops for this summer, but she has so many t-shirts that closet space was at a premium.
So we took a t-shirt and turned it into a tank-top!
I had never done a recon before, so I had to figure some things out. But anyone with some planning and sewing experience could easily do one of these in under an hour.
Just briefly, I cut off the sleeves including seams, then cut a straight line across the top of the shirt to lose the neckline. Then I flip the whole thing upside down and make a casing for elastic with what used to be the bottom hem of the T.
Then I add some straps, either made from the sleeves I cut off before or from some other scraps. I finish the hem or you could leave it raw...I think most Ts would sort of curl up a little.
Here are the results...
The front of the shirt had stain on it, so I crocheted this black clover and stitched it over to cover it up. (The clover pattern is free from the Lion Brand Yarn site.)
I also covered up the raw bottom hem with binding tape. That was a first for me, and it took forever to fix the screw ups!