Monday, May 24, 2010

Tank Top Re-do

We have this great store in Phoenix called Last Chance that's FULL of great bargains. Awhile ago they were selling tank tops for $1 each... so I bought 10! The problem is that I didn't try them on, and when I got them home I realized that they were all really low-cut.

This post is the first in (hopefully) a series of tank top re-dos. I used pre-made ruffle trim that I bought at SAS fabric for 30 cents per yard. I think it's pretty cute :).

This photo shows what the tank top looks like...

... but this shot is cuter :)

And here's the back:
Ta Da!

42 comments:

Elli said...

Super adorable! And that second picture IS cute. Look forward to seeing what you do with the others, just wishing I had your creative eye.

Shelley said...

Super cute!!!

sharon said...

so cute!

Mary Carole said...

OOOOOoooooh...I love that! Very creative way to fix an "over exposure" problem! Can't wait to see the other tank top re-dos.

~ MC

The Porter Family said...

What a great idea!!!! Looks really good ;)

Ruth said...

Wow =) I'm going to try this, also, if you don't mind! Its super cute and adorable. You are so crafty =)

traceyjay said...

Clever JJ... clever. (and you are so cute) :)

Desiree said...

How awesome and cute are you!

BTW, excited to see you at AMPFEST in October! :)

Grammy said...

What a beauty!

SophieJP said...

I'm going to copy you! Such a great idea!

Mrs. Nepper said...

Um, seriously adorable! Love it.

RachelRuelas said...

SUCH A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beloved said...

okay first -you would think you bought a one of a kind shirt already made that way

second, gold star for pursuing modesty and doing it in such a cute way :)

The Bentley's said...

What a great idea! I have run into the same problem before, and I never even thought to do this! You are awesome JJ!!

loveneverfailsyou said...

woah! that looks awesome! :) good job!

stace said...

what a great idea! and a creative solution to an all-too-common problem...

Lizzy said...

whoa- super creative. i'm still practicing my sewing skills but if i can ever get the hang of it hopefully i can be as creative one day :) luvs yas :)

.jimaie.marie. said...

Aaa, that's so smart! It look adorable too! Love this.

April said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Sarah S said...

I should add... that in all your craftiness... your EARRINGS are also made by your hands!!! or mine... shoot... I can't remember now... looks lovely friend...

Mandy said...

I love it! You are so creative, JJ, and give me so many ideas!

Laura said...

This could really start something!
A ruffle effect
on the tank top fashion
across the world!

Beautiful!
{{* *}}

chloeadele said...

you are kidding me?! i usually layer my tanks when one of them is too revealing, but what you did is soooo creative and adorable! i am definitely going to do this with a few of mine. thanks for such a brilliant idea. you are so crazy cute!

margaret elaine said...

Love this!!!!!!! What a great idea!

Sleepless Stitch said...

So cute!! Can't wait to see the rest! And your hair is super cute too! Great shots.

Tracey said...

You rock the re-do Jennifer! Love it. :)

Molly W. said...

you are so clever!! super cute!

Mac said...

Brilliancy!!! Love it!

Felecia said...

very creative and cute!

JulieP said...

You are so talented! I would love to hang out and do stuff like this tank top and that pillow...so adorable! :)

Anonymous said...

how cute and creative. i would never have thought to add ruffles to my tanks.. this certainly would fix the bareness of them. thanks

sandi

Amber Paulsen said...

Love it! Thanks so much for this post. God made you beautiful and He blessed you with a lot of creativity. ;)

suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter said...

i clicked here b/c a post said camp, which is what our family is up to also. the wild and wonderful whirlwind:)

adorable tanks!

Melissa said...

Ooooh I love it! I live in tank tops in the summer so this is a very fun way to update them.

kristen said...

That's so pretty! It look like a modern take on Edwardian style! I'm always trying to find modest clothes, and this is a great solution.

raquel said...

great idea :]

familygregg said...

Love love love love love! We bought at least ten...and we've been playing w/t's also...

http://familygregg.blogspot.com/2010/05/re-constructed-tees.html

Jen Black said...

what a cute idea!! Looks great!

Amy Dayton said...

I love what you did with the tank top! Modest and very feminine... and doesn't look like it's "homemade". It looks great. I'm always having to find ways to alter a neckline. I definitely like this!

Amy Danielle said...

I love this! And your Africa pillow too!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! Super cute!
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Tabby Anny said...

You "think" it is cute... I KNOW IT IS CUTE! I want to make one. What a good idea for lower cut tanks. You are too neat=o.