Plain Tank Top Dress Blank T Shirt
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A little t shirt dress sewing instructions below for Plain Tank Top Dress Blank T Shirt:
Find a tank top to use as a template. Since you’ll be using it as a model, make sure that the fit is just right and looks good on you.
Choose your t-shirt. It does not need to fit well. Make sure that you really don’t want this t-shirt, as once you’ve cut it, it’s hard to get back together (unless you’re a sewing pro). Also, make sure that it’s not an expensive top so that if something goes wrong, you won’t mind too much.
Turn the shirt inside-out. Keep it this way until you have finished sewing; this will ensure that your stitches end up on the inside of the fabric where they won’t be seen.
Iron both garments to remove all wrinkles. This will make the measurements more accurate.
Prepare the pattern. Lay the t-shirt flat on a table. Lay the tank top flat over the t-shirt. Align the two garments at the top so that the necklines overlap. Make sure to center both garments for an accurate finish.
Pin the tank top to the t-shirt to keep it from moving. Place common pins all along the edges of the tank top, making sure to pin all the way through both garments.
Cut the t-shirt. Cut along the left and right side of the tank top – leaving a half-inch on both sides for the hems and seam allowances – all the way down to the bottom hemline (Plain Tank Top Dress Blank T Shirt) (rather than trying to match the hemline of the tank). Leave the shoulders and neckline as intact as possible. Salvaging the t-shirt’s shoulder stitching, neckline, and bottom hemline means less sewing later.
Modify the front armholes of the t-shirt. Since tanks usually have wider armholes in the front than in the back, you will want to manually adjust these on the t-shirt. Free the tank from the shirt, flip it onto its back, spread it open, place the tank inside right-side up, pin the front of the t-shirt to the front of the tank, and cut the front armhole openings wider using the front of the tank as a template. Be careful not to nick the tank as you do this.
Free the tank from the shirt and re-pin the two halves of the t-shirt together. Plain Tank Top Dress Blank T Shirt. Make sure that the t-shirt is still inside out at this point.
Stitch the seams of the cut fabric to create a tank. You can sew by hand oruse a sewing machine for more professional, durable stitches.
- Sew or reinforce the shoulder seams. Since you salvaged much of the existing shoulder seams, you may simply need to reinforce the outermost edges to prevent them from unraveling. Otherwise, stitch across them, removing the existing stitching beforehand if necessary.
- Stitch the armholes. Roll the fabric at the edges of the armholes over twice to create a quarter-inch hemline. Iron them flat to keep them in place. Stitch these hems by hand for a finished look.
- Stitch the side seams. Use a sewing machine if possible. With right sides together, Plain Tank Top Dress Blank T Shirt stitch the side seams, leaving half-inch seam allowances.
Turn the new tank inside-out and try it on.