I’m going to take a break from
I embellished these 3 tank tops over the past few years after seeing so many shirts in stores and saying “I could literally make this for cheaper.” I think I need to be schooled on the definition of “literally.”
First up, the button tank. I made this one two summers ago when I was on vacation and had nothing better to do. I was originally going to sew on sequins, but when I went to the store (trusty Walmart again) I didn’t find any that I liked. So I settled on buttons. And I am sooo glad I did because this shirt is one of my favorite shirts that I own. I always get compliments on it, and I feel more confident when I wear it, especially when people ask if I’ve made it and I say “yeah, it was no big deal.” In truth, it really wasn’t a big deal. All you have to know is how to sew a button. And you also have to have the patience and time to sew hundreds of them. I’ve been asked if I would ever make these to sell, and the answer is definitely no. I’d have to charge about $50 to make this project worth my time, and I know no one would pay that much! P.S. those buttons are heavy and by the end of the day I'm always showing more skin than I would like. Sometimes I wear it over a button down, and then people inexplicably call it a vest.
I got the idea for this one from Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy, and decided to give it a whirl. What I didn’t account for was that she was presenting it as children’s clothing and I am, um, not a child. Although I may often be mistaken for one. The ruffles look a little awkward when I put the tank on, but maybe there’s something I could do to fix this?
Finally, I made the sequins tank. I haven’t worn it yet because I would like to add some more sequins actually. I didn’t really get this idea from somewhere as much as it was a vestigial idea from the buttons tank.
I hope I have inspired some of you craftier readers to whip something up today! If you do, let me know and I’ll post a pic!