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I had this awful white shirt a horrible shape. I wanted to refashion it, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. I cut  the shirt straight across, just below the armpit. I used the bottom hem as my new top hem. Next, I took in the sides and made and attached two straps. Then I ruched a few inches of the top in the center. The shape was loose and cool, perfect for the hot summer days. I don’t normally wear with and it looked too plain to me. That’s where I ran into trouble. I tried adding blue and green braided trim, then some blue and green fabric flowers, then ruffles… I wasn’t happy with the results. Finally,  I remembered that I had some cute buttons and decided to stitch them across the top of the tank. It was cute and I actually liked the result. Something was still missing and I decided that it needed asymmetry; I added buttons to the outside of  the left strap and at the bottom right corner. My new summer tank top was finally ready to wear.

Sumer White Tank Top

Sumer White Tank Top

Shapeless Shirt

Shapeless Shirt

Of course we had a week full of 90 and upper 80 degree weather, and yesterday when I decided to refashion this, the high was 70°F. Go figure…

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