One of my best sellers has been the reconstructed tube top. Its made from an old tee shirt. I think most of us girls have a shirt that we love, but the fit isn't that great. This is a way to change that. Its pretty easy to do. I am going to show you step by step how its done!
Supplies Need are: Tee shirt, stretch fabric, stretch lace, scissors, and thread.
Step 1: Cut out the front of the tee shirt into a rectangle shape. Make it as wide, or as narrow as your body type.
Step 2: Cut out the stretchy fabric into a similar rectangle shape. It can be wider or smaller than the the tee shirt, depending on your size.
Step 3: Lay the pieces of fabric right sides facing each other.
Step 4: Sew both sides together.
Step 5: Place your stretch lace in the seam of the 2 fabrics, and begin sewing. (I use a serger but you can also use a regular sewing machine)
Step 6: Pull the stretch lace as you sew it along the top of the tube.
Step 7: When you get back to the other end of the tube, sew the stretch lace ends together.
Step 8: Trim the bottom of the tube, and serge or hem the raw edge.
There you have it! A brand new tube top for Summer!
I was playing dress up with my vintage etsy dresses the other day. This one is the prettiest shade of green. I paired it with black heels and handmade shoe clips. Vintage jeweled purse, mirror ring, and 99cent gold bracelet make up the accessories. Cute little outfit for a night out!