Monday, April 30, 2012

Tank Top Project

I have cut up numerous old t-shirts for things like football games, spirit weeks, and just for fun. I usually wear my funky creation once and never put it on again. Remember when slitting the sides of t-shirts and then knotting them back together was cool? I don't think I will be wearing those anytime soon.

While going through my closet back (and getting rid of half its contents), I decided to turn some of my old t-shirts into more wearable workout tank tops. A video on Pinterest was my inspiration. Here's how to make your own:
Cut the sleeves off following the curve of the seam. Next cut the stitching off the bottom (you'll need this piece later on).

Cut a larger circle around the neck. Then, cut the racer-back a little deeper just in the back. Once you cut off more on one side, use the flap of fabric to duplicate what you took off.

Cut a deep "V" down the back of the shirt.

Take the bottom of the shirt and cut the loop. Tie it in a double knot around the back straps, a few inches below the top of the shoulders.
Wrap the piece around more of the straps to create the racer-back look. Secure with another double knot at the base and cut off any excess. You can make further edits by creating lower necklines or playing with the hem of the t-shirt.

Another finished product!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A month in recap

I'm back! I just realized that is has been over a month since I wrote my last post. I did not mean to take this long of a hiatus, but this was a pretty crazy month for me. Since March 19th I: went to Miami, received job offers, accepted a job offer (in the fashion industry), and completed my college career at the University of Michigan. I graduate next weekend. So although I have a lot of end-of-the-year activities going on, without school and The Michigan Daily, I should be back to more frequent blogging.

Both dresses from Ann Taylor Loft.
One of my last posts discussed looking for a graduation dress. Well to update you, I have found one two! I have three ceremonies within two days so having two does actually make sense. Here they are...

Both will work for my work wardrobe as well. I was originally just going to get the pink and orange color blocked (color blocking is very much in right now too) dress, but then I saw the striped one on sale. I had to get it because 1) It was a great price and 2) It is Michigan colors!

Speaking of work wardrobe, I made some other great purchases yesterday and some other "fun" ones too :) I will share them in future posts. Oh and FYI, I know stores are always having sales, but if you're a girl looking for work clothes, it's Ann Taylor's last day of the family and friends sale (which means 40% of the entire store)!
 Happy Sunday everyone!