this inspiration quite a while ago and just got around to making it this weekend. My personal blogger-stance is to NOT re-do what someone has done (if I've seen it). I'd rather show you my finished project and send you to the original tutorial instead of showing you how to do it on my page. It just seems more supportive of other bloggers, and I know that I appreciate that so much more than just a little tag at the bottom which says, "inspired by la vie en rose" (or worse, la vie enrose ...).
Anyway, I went to the site so I could grab the link to the tutorial... but... there was no tutorial! I think the shirt is an actual product being sold and not another blogger's DIY.
Clearly that means a tutorial did in fact need to be made, so here it is! I started with one of John's too-big polos, but I regret that. The tank turned out looser than I wanted, so I'll probably hem the sides in a few inches. I recommend a shirt that is just a bit loose, not insanely oversized. I can't wait to do this again because I have so many ideas for the back and even just the shape in general.
**note, I can't show you the picture for the inspiration on my page since there is no "original source link". If you'd like to see it, click the link above to the site which showed the tank and gave the inspiration.
T TO TANK tutorial, you already have this down. If not, you'll need to cut the collar and sleeves off. For the collar, I folded the shirt on the sleeve line so that it would be even. Then I started on one side and cut all the way to the bottom of the buttons and back up. This made a nice dip in the back as well. If you want your back + front to have a different shape, refer to the t-to-tank tutorial above, it's much more in depth. Next, I tackled the sleeves. You can fold the shirt here too for a symmetrical finish, but I chose not to because of the material. Start at the bottom of the sleeve and cut along to the top. I usually follow the seam and take off about an inch.
I absolutely HAVE to do the Natural Product Review this week because I promised to do it in July, which is nearly over. I'll cut it down to 3 days instead of 5, though, so that we can get at least one more refashion/project in this week :) I hope your weekend was incredible. Mine was full of floating, beaches, cousins + baklava. So yes, it was lovely. All the best to you and as always, thanks for reading!