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Boring tank tops can be cured by doing this -

Posted by Mikelina S. from La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States • Published See Mikelina S.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step one in every refashion: the original garment.

    I bought this tank at my favourite thrift store with the original intention of doing nothing to it. I get so excited about details and prints that I own very few basics. It turns out I can`t really handle basic.

  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 2
    Step 2

    I folded the back and cut out a keyhole for the criss-crossing.

  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 3
    Step 3

    I pinned it to an old cereal box to keep it stable.

  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 4
    Step 4

    This one is so hard to explain that even the crochet "pattern" I originally found just says follow the picture...
    I used a needle and a thin yarn and knotted the yarn every time I looped around. I went back over each strand twice to double up the yarn and left 2 cm between each strand to define them.

  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 5
    Step 5

    I didn't like seeing the knotty yarn all around the keyhole so I tied the yarn back and sewed lace around criss-crossing to frame it.

  • How to make a tank top. Cross Back Tank Refashion - Step 6
    Step 6

    And voila!

    I promise it looks harder than it is!

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x_niccadee
x_niccadee
Awesome shirt. Quick question: Where did you find the pattern? Or where can I find something like it?
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Jess W.
Jess W.
I like it
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