Once in a while I like to be a little bit crafty. For today I decided to do a small DIY project turning a men’s shirt into a wearable girls tank top. I have done this DIY a couple of times now and I have to say I really enjoy customizing my own shirts as I end up wearing them through all seasons.
So here is my problem, I often tend to like menswear shirts more than the ones in the ladies department. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I kind of like the loose fit on my body and most importantly, I like the cool and edgy prints on men’s shirts more; hence this DIY. Now without further ado lets begin!
What you will need is:
A Men’s T-shirt
Pair of Scissors
Crayon or aqua trick marker
Measure the shoulder width and mark the center. From here you’ll decide how wide the strap should be, just make sure you divide the number in two and mark this equally from both sides from the center.
Mark how large the armhole should be and draw an evenly spaced arch by connecting the two dots together. I recommend you take your time at this part and try to draw a dashed line so you’ll have a better guideline to cut later. Try to draw an even dashed line and make sure it’s all the same width from beginning till end. Repeat step 1 and 2 on the other side of the shoulder.
Mark how low the neckline should be and draw an even arch to each of the marked points (closest to the neckline) on the shoulders; just make sure it’s all the same width.
Now extend the line you marked before (on the shoulder) to the back, this way you’ll know how much width you’ll have to take into account. From here you want to decide how deep the neckline should be and mark this at the center. Once again draw an even arch by connecting these dashes to both sides of the shoulders.
Just like step 4, extend the outer line you marked before from the shoulder, the same goes for the one under the arm and draw a nice curved line. Here you’ll want to keep the same width all the way for that seamless curve.
Now it’s time to cut those sleeves off, just make sure you are not cutting the fabric underneath at the same time.
Here, we have reached the last step. Just cut the neckline by following the dashed line you drew earlier.
Voila, now you have your very own customized tank top!