Sunday, September 26, 2010
Again looking for easy projects that don't require much energy until I can kick this darn cold! It took me almost three months but I finally assembled the necessary ingredients to make these cute doily tank tops I spotted at Subtle Tee back in July.
Picked up a package of two ribbed tank tops at Wal-Mart from the juniors section for only $7. Bonus points for their having colors that are actually desirable instead of the usual black and white (boring!) or neon colors stores seem to think work with the average person's skin tone. Found a bright white doily in their craft section for just over $1 and another more delicate beige one at Jo-Ann Fabrics for $0.60 with my coupon. Stopped back in a second time to use another coupon for a roll of Stitch Witchery bonding web and I was all set. Honestly, the most difficult part of this project was finding the right tank tops and doilies. Everything else was a piece of cake!
Simply press the doily in half, line up along the front of your tank top, and fuse in place with small strips of Stitch Witchery following the instructions on the package. I found I did have to iron the white doily longer than suggested because it was so thick, but after doubling the time and doing a few extra passes it stuck in place nicely. Added a small pink pearl button from my stash for a little extra flair on the purple-ish tank but decided to leave the other one plain because there was already enough going on with the stripes. Maybe now that I've got one success under my belt I'll be brave enough to attempt some of the more involved shirt refashions I've seen out there. This was a great beginner project and I'm pleased with my two new tank tops. Not that I needed any more.