Upcycle Tank Top to Fringe Swimsuit Cover up

I saw in a Victoria Secret’s magazine a simple tank cover up for bathing suits.  I headed over to my local thrift shop in search of a long tank top to turn into the cover up.

All I did was measure how high to take the fringe and then cut about ½” strips up to that line all around the bottom.  It took about 5 minutes to do it and cost $1 compared to $40.

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Lace Up Back Tank Top

My daughter designed this and asked me to make it for her.  Since the making of this shirt she has made a matching skirt. This was fairly easy to make.  Ironing is the key for the edging. What is needed: fabric … Continue reading

Braid Racer Back Tank Top

My daughter loved this blue fabric and asked for me to make her a shirt out of it.  So here it is.  I made it during the kids clothes week challenge.  This can also be done to a pre-made tank … Continue reading

KCWC Day 7: Upcycle Dino Twist Tank

kcw day 7 kcw day 7It’s is the last day of the kids clothes week challenge until next season. So this last one is a Dinosaur tank top with a twisted back.   Just in time too, the temperature hit 90° and climbing to 100° within the week. The shorts are the first pair of short my younger daughter made all by herself yesterday and today. So proud of her. She’s a sewing machine right now. Tutorial will come later.



KCWC Day 5: Zebra Lace up back tank top

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My daughter designed this lace up tank top and picked out the fabric. I merely made the pattern and sewed it for her. The lacing opinions can be ribbon, leather, suede, or the fabric material. The shorts I didn’t make, just happen to match.  Tutorial will be coming soon. Yay Day 5 complete!