Monday, June 20, 2011


I finally made a shirt for myself!!!

I don't know why it has taken me so long to do this... maybe because kids clothes are so fun?

Or if they don't quite turn out the way you wanted it to, they will still wear it anyways?


So this is my first attempt at making a tank top for the summer:

I had some of that stretchy material left from the failed skirt attempt (see earlier post -- I made it for myself but gave it to my daughter instead, because it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to... :oP)

I had found a pattern online that looked pretty nice, but when I did the top bodice part, I hated it. So I ended up cutting up the skirt (LOL even Alyssa wasn't wearing it!) to make a new and improved bodice based on a dress I have in my closet. Who needs patterns???

I just fooled around with it, came up with different things based on what I have in my closet, and this is it!
The straps ended up being too long because I didn't realize how much they stretch! lol
So I will have to gather up the bottoms, but it will have to wait until I buy more black thread.

Note to self: Buy two spools of every colour, or bigger ones at least!!!
I go through thread like water....


  1. thats a really nice shirt , looks good on you.

  2. Chris, that looks GOOD!

  3. LOVE the fabric, and the wide straps!

  4. It's beautiful Chris! I love the colors and the style of the top :)

  5. Nice top - turned out great!


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