I love taking something simple and making it better. Maybe that’s why I’ve been drawn to crocheting and crafting since I was a little kid. The idea of making something out of essentially nothing is so exciting to me, but I also love transforming things that I already own.
Recently I attended a program in my dorm where we used sharpies to tie-dye T-shirts, it was super easy and the finished shirt turned out incredible! Unfortunately, I got there a little late and the remaining shirts were all much to large on me. Now I could have kept it as is and slept in it, but I thought it far too pretty to be used only at night! So instead I fashioned this really cute DIY tanktop.
With a few strategic snips here and there I fashioned the men’s V-neck into a super cute swimsuit cover up to wear on the river or to the pool. It was super easy and took no time at all, and I was even left with a bunch of leftover fabric to use for other projects!
This post is going to be awfully picture heavy, because it is far easier to show you how to cut this rather than just tell you. But I promise, it is super easy!
Your first step will be to cut the neck and the arms off. You can make the holes as big or as small as you would like. You don’t have to worry about jagged edges, because by tugging on the fabric they will curl under and look nice and smooth.
When it comes to cutting the bottom you can snip it as long or as short as you’re comfortable. I measured mine to just cover my belly button. If you don’t like the tie you can just keep cutting all the way across and that’s super cute, too! I wanted to have the tie in the front of mine so I cut two long triangles in the very center of the front. Again, stretch the fabric so that it looks smooth.
I used a bit of that extra fabric to wrap it around the shoulder straps in the back to turn my tanktop into a racerback, but that step is optional, as it looks great either or not.
So in just 15 minutes you can go from an ill fitting tanktop like this into this cute summer crop top or bathing suit cover with no sewing skills needed!
Do you guys ever experiment with t-shirt cutting? What has been your best project? Any catastrophes? I would love to hear about them! Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!