Happy Friday everyone! Those of you who follow us on Facebook will recognize this picture of me I put up as a teaser a while ago, which was actually taken by my four year old daughter! Do you remember the sewing tutorial I posted a little while back for making your own basic tank top? Well this is another top made from the same pattern, just tweaked slightly! For this top, I used a gorgeous scarf that I've had for a couple of years...
I loved the pattern, but I always thought the pattern would make a better top then a scarf.
What do you think?
Here is the scarf I used to begin with. It was actually wide enough that I cut it in half and still had enough fabric to use the leftovers as a scarf. Score! Two items of clothing from one huge scarf! I love the tribal/southwestern pattern and the color combo of coral/tan/white and navy is amazing together.
Here is the tank top! I just used my basic tank top sewing pattern that I showed you previously, but instead of cutting a scooped hem I simply lined the bottom of my pattern up with the fringe on the scarf, making the hem of the tank top fringed. And it was an even easier top to sew then the first one was, because I didn't have to do a curved hem. I didn't have to hem it at all because of the cool fringe. I'm SO loving the fringe! So cute!
I wanted to top to really stand out as the main element of this outfit, so I styled it with my white jeans from Old Navy, and my favorite nude wedges. I added some nude colored feather earrings which I made using my tutorial here! (What can I say, I wear a lot of DIY!) They nicely compliment the tribal feel of the top. I took a nude and gold necklace and used it as a bracelet, because, well, why not?
Top: Made by me! White Jeans: c/o Old Navy. Shoes: JustFab. Bracelet: necklace, thrifted for $0.99 and used as a bracelet. Earrings: Made by me!
I've actually got two more variations on the basic tank top coming up soon to show you, both inspired by Anthropologie tops. I'm so excited! What do you think of my first variation on a basic tank top, and how I styled it? If you're looking for more of our adult clothing refashions, you can check out our sewing for adult page here. And if you're looking for more stylish outfits, you can check out our fashion page here. And as always, let us know if you make one of your own and email us a pic so we can show it off!