Sunday, July 17, 2011
Refashion Tube tank to Bow & button lace top
I had this tube tank for long, I wore it few times. I decided its time to refashion the tube tank. Here we go tube tank to lace top embellished with bow and button.
1 Tube tank
1/3 yard Lace
1/3 yard Matching lining fabric
Matching thread and button.
Scissor, cutter,measuring tape (I think rest you know)
If I don't have the pattern ready, this is how I go-about cutting the bodice part. I'm not a professional, I did this from the scratch. Other method is if you have tank top probably you can trace the pattern and cut off directly.
First measure the bodice part (from the shoulder till 2" above the armpit) to attach to the tube tank. Cut the matching lining fabric 16"x16" and lay down on your table or on cutting mat.
Now fold the fabric from the left side as below.
Then fold the fabric from the top to bottom.
Your lace and the matching lining fabric bodice is ready
Your tube tank should look like this. Hope you understand why we measure the bodice part 2" above the armpit.
And turn the right side out.
Place your fingers apart on the lace and bring it closer, so the lace fold like this.
Your pretty top lace is done.
Hope you like my beautiful tops with cute bow&button. Please let me know if you have tried this...
Love to hear your comments...