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Already posted but noooow its a how-to
Sorry guys I don't have any process pictures but I got this fancy wacom tablet so I drew some stuff out for ya'll, I honestly think the drawing took longer than the actual sewing part did. Its unfortunate really.

If anyone makes one for themselves I'd love to see it. So upload it and link it back, thanks a bunch.

Posted by aranumenwen from Aurora, Illinois, United States • Published See aranumenwen's 112 projects »


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  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started with a shirt that already fit me...but if you don't wanna do that you can resize it real quick and easy cause you don't have to worry about the sleeves at all.

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay your shirt out nice and flat. Cut on the little pink lines which I'm starting to realize didn't show up as well as they did when I was sketching them out...oh well off go the sleeves and then cut of the top half I went right at the armpit seams straight across. Fronts and backs. Keep those pieces though you're gonna need them later.

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now fold your shirt in half and find the middle...that green line in the picture there, mark it and then sew two straight lines (through the front only) widen the stitches on your machine and keep the tension low, they're for gathering so you don't want them too tight. You're gonna wanna leave the tails long. I wish I could tell you how long to leave it but I don't know myself. I put it on and guessed really you're gonna wanna sew it the entire length of your boobs, maybe a little more, better more than less cause you can always pick and choose where you want the gathering to be rather than taking out stitching.

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull the tails on your thread to create the gather. I went from the bottom myself. I all depends on whats easier for you. (the green lines are your gathering stitches) Once its gathered as much as you want it to be, (I suggest trying it on just to make sure) Sew right down the middle of those two seams (the pink line) After you make sure all of your gathering is still secure you can take out your first two seams (the green ones)

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 5
    Step 5

    This step is super easy...all you gotta do is hem up the bottom if you need to and finish the edge at the top I folded mine over once and then folded it again the opposite way and flipped the raw edge up. I just like things to look a little bit on the rougher side so if someone is all like you made that i'm like yeah i did all those rough edges on purpose...especially helps when you get lazy and forget stuff

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 6
    Step 6

    Grab all your left over scrap and make your self a neck strap that looks kinda like this...I had some issues drawing this one out. I took two pieces from the neck and shoulders and then made the end triangular bit out of the sleeves so mine has some extra seams in it. Sewn with the right sides together and then turned inside out using a safety pin it gets a little tight in the middle sections so be patient. It also helps if you iron it out afterwards to prevent it from rolling and shifting out of shape.

  • How to make a halter top. Late Night Shirt Take Two - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put on the bodice piece and pin your straps on so they're in the right spots. Carefully remove it again, so totes stabbed my self twice. Sew them on!! make sure you anchor them in there really good, I always have this problem where I sew on my strapped and while I'm wearing it they cause my upper finished edge to flip inside out a little bit...frustrating so now I sew them in in two different places while hiding the extra seams the best I can.

  • Step 8

    Woohoo now its done. Mine wears really nice stays in right place and is just awesome...I got a lot of compliments on it too.

    If you got questions hit me up, always happy to help. And I'm more than certain that some of the parts might get confusing cause of my doodles and stuff.



aranumenwen · Aurora, Illinois, US · 117 projects
Thanks everyone so much for all the comments and faves. When I get a chance I'm going to try and thank everyone properly...

Probably the most faves I've ever gotten on anything, combined. This site is kinda turning me into a "fave whore"

But seriously guys thanks.
The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
that is soo awesome. i love it!! <3
aranumenwen · Aurora, Illinois, US · 117 projects
Also I'm starting to think that maybe I shoulda added that first bit into the how-to itself...I knew I missed something.
aranumenwen · Aurora, Illinois, US · 117 projects
I rarely and I mean RARELY ever cut the bottoms of my shirts, I just continue the lines down and make it as long as possible. Hence the issue with my slayer shirt-dress...thing. Anyway...May I suggest finishing it mostly but throwing some real simple straps on there. You could wear it under a shirt with a really deep v-neck shirt, or sweater possibly. Or Or Or even better yet, cause I hate having those line from your one of your layers being two short you could just take the top of it and stitch onto a bra you aren't amazingly fond of and then you could wear it under nearly anything and it'll hid right in there with your bra line. Hell I think I may do that...I have shirt that whenever I wear them my sister calls me a tart...and then, I call her a skag. Its a fun time, cept I do feel kinda tarty for the rest of the day, but not in a dessert kinda way.
ElmoGeval · Nederland, Colorado, US · 1 project
aarghh xD I tried it, I cut the shirt and...I cut it to small ;d now you can see my belly...and that's not really something you wanne see

I'm gonna try your other tutorial with another shirt, and maybe if i'm convident with this one again I will try and fix my mistake ;d
aaangi · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 8 projects
you, my dear, are awesome. thanks again, i can't wait to try it!
fetisha · Mechanicsville, Virginia, US · 36 projects
sah-weeeeet! thanks for the how-to!
ElmoGeval · Nederland, Colorado, US · 1 project
very nice Happy I'm gonna try making this one Happy I have just the perfect shirt lying around here (it fits...but that's all I can say about it) I will post my version when it's ready Happy Hope I do yours justice

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