May 172011
 

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

Need a quick way to spruce up your closet for summer? Take some old winter tees and transform them into summer staples.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

#1 Select your shirt(s) of choice that you’d like to alter. I chose a light weight turtleneck. Since it’s long and somewhat sheer I knew it would be great for layering.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

#2 Fold the shirt in half, lining up the seams.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

#3 At a 45 degree angle cut off the neckline. Make the V-cut as deep as you desire. You could also cut a half circle for a scoop or boat neck.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

#4 Cut off the sleeves. Depending on the fit, try staying close to the armpit seam so the finished tank isn’t too loose and floppy.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

#5 Now you have a new tank. Embellish as you desire. The sleeves can easily be tied into a bow and sewed on or make a ruffle trim.

Winter to Summer Wardrobe

I paired my top with a floral bandeau and knotted it on the side. Have fun putting some old shirts to use!

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