Jersey Tank from Old Tees!

One of the reasons I don’t like buying sewing patterns is that once you’ve bought it and made the thing, you’re done.  I mean, who wants a wardrobe consisting of the same dress over and over????  I recently bought a pattern from Burda to make this awesome dress.  I thought I might be done with it, but then I remembered this sweet Kubrick tee I snagged for $1 at one of my fave thrift stores!  :)

Full Cotton T-Shirt

I hacked off the neck and wore it Flashdance-style a few times…then it became my fave pajama tee.  This would not do!  This tee is too nifty (and I’m too big a Stanley Kubrick fan) for it to be relegated to my pajama drawer!

I pulled out that dress pattern and got to work!

Two Easy Pieces!

I didn’t really want another dress (yet!), so I only used the top part of my pattern to make a tank instead!  :)


You can see that I’m making the shoulder straps a little shorter for my tank.  No biggie!  They were just a little longer than I liked on the original dress (I ended up taking them in a smidge).

I dutifully followed the instructions from the pattern.  I had a few heavily cut-up tees that I harvested them hems from to make my binding for the arm and neck holes.

Harvest Time!

After stitching them down, I took my tank and gave it a nice hi-low hem, keeping with the look of the original dress!


Now my sweet new top is ready for a day at Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR!!!!

This is a place where people go to watch other people drive around in circles.

Nope.  That’s not a joke, folks!

Kubrick would be pleased!


Tailgating with style! :)

Loving that Hi-Low hem! :)

Of course it stormed a good bit, so I was stuck in this sweet ensemble for a couple of hours :/ :

Keeps freshness in. Can’t keep NASCAR out! :)

I’m not much of a racing fan, but I am a fan of road trips with fun people, and new experiences!  :)

…like this fella! :)

It’s bigger on the inside!

I couldn’t help but hope Arthur Dent was behind the wheel with Ford, Zaphod, and Trillian in the pit crew! :D


Larry Blyth– Race Photographer.  ;)


Fun times! :)