There was a protest on the steps of the capitol building in Austin, TX a few months back, and, being the hippy I am, I simply had to attend. We were protesting the Bush administration, complete with marching and silly chants. It was so much fun! Unfortunately, the shirts they gave us to remember the protest by were all ADULT LARGE, and little me wears an adult small. So, it was a tent. A very unflattering tent.
Blah. How icky.
So I decided this horrible shirt needed to be shaped to fit me. Only I'd never reconstructed anything before. So it was off to the boards of crafster for me. I found loads of inspiration, and decided to turn it into a tank top. This is Austin, after all, and it could easily be 90 tomorrow.
So I cut it up:
And this is what it became:
My floor is such a good model.
I flipped the front and back. I liked the big text of the back better.
I really like the way the back hangs. I was worried it was going to fall too low.
I'm not a "racer stripe" sort of person, but I cut the shirt down too small at first. Oops!
This little guy is from a t-shirt I had with all sorts or emoticons on it. It was about 3 sizes too small for me.
The straps are some basic ribbon that I had lying around. The stripes are made of black, non-stretch cotton.
Unfortunately, I think it looks a little frumpy when my hair isn't covering the straps. Does anyone know how I can fix that?
I don't think it's half bad for my first attempt at a recon. What do you guys think?