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! 🙂
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!
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.
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!!!!
Nope. That’s not a joke, folks!
Of course it stormed a good bit, so I was stuck in this sweet ensemble for a couple of hours :/ :
I’m not much of a racing fan, but I am a fan of road trips with fun people, and new experiences! 🙂