Another simple recon tut, with a retro pin-up style flavor.
Take your big t-shirt and grab a tank top that fits well.
Put the tank on top of the t-shirt. Mark and cut around it. Don’t worry too much about the neckline and shoulder area.
You should have two pieces that look like this. Sew up the sides and hem the bottom.
Now cut across the chest. This is where your top band is going to attach.
It should be an inch or two higher than where the top of a tube top would hit.
Finish the “armholes” by turning the edges under and stitching or sewing a piece of trim around the edge.
Cut a long strip of stretchy fabric. It should be the length of the measurement around your shoulders, minus about 2 inches.
You could use a wide piece of stretch lace instead, if you prefer.
EXAMPLE: cut a 38″ long strip of fabric if you measured 40″ around your shoulders.
The strip should be twice a wide as you want it to be.
EXAMPLE: if you want a 2″ band, cut a 4″ wide strip.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise, with the outsides facing in. sew along the edge.
Now you should have a long tube of fabric. Turn it right side out.
Sew the ends together. you should now have a loop of fabric that will serve as the top band of your top.
Mark the center back and center front of the fabric loop and the top and sew them together.
Done! It should look like this.