Friday, 31 December 2010

Mono top refashion

So it's not summer I know but I have a bunch of tanktops sitting a drawer just waiting to be refashioned to join ym summer wardrobe and I just never got round to doing them in time for 2010 so I'm preparing for 2011 lol.

I took a boring white tank from Primark (£1.50!) and made it much more interesting by adding some of my fabric scraps to it. I took all the bits of material that were black, white or grey and started cutting leave shapes from them (I saw this idea on someone's blog and can't for the life of me remember the link, so I'm sorry I've not credited for the idea). The stripy material used to be a scarf, the star pattern material was a tanktop that got too big for me and the rest are just scraps lying about in the drawer.
After much hand sewing, stabbing my fingers and achey fingers I got all the leaves sewn on in places I was happy with. So apart from the terrible photo where I blinded myself with the flash in the mirror I'm chuffed with the
result :)
I'm linking this up to the lovely parties listed on the right hand side.


Allison said...

Super cute! Great redo! Thanks for linking up! said...

adding the fabric really dressed up the tank! I'm not one that likes to sew, so I'll never do this, but I like the look.
thanks for linking up and linking back.
happy new year!

nessy said...

what a fab idea!!! love it1
vanessa xx

AmieAnn said...

This is awesome~ Love the pattern and the fabrics that you used! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. Can't wait to see what you make next week!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

what a fun addition to the tank top! It's lovely! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

craft mad Jenny said...

brill top - love what you've done with it, great way of taking photos too!! lol!