DIY: Turn a Men's Tank into a Girly Racerback

5.30.2011

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Since I've been back in my old room I've been doing a lot more hands-on projects like I used to do back in high school when I had much more time to occupy myself. This got me thinking "Man, I haven't done  D.I.Y. post since the Spinal Tee!" I still love experimenting with tops and t-shirts especially. This little project is great for any oversized tank you might have laying around that hasn't gotten any love recently, and showing off your back is totally acceptable now that spring/summer is upon us!

And so here is another one for you my lovelies!

Twist-Tie Racerback

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You'll need an oversized tank (This one's a Men's tank from Hurley) and some scissors.

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Lay your tank out.

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Cut the side all the way from the bottom to the arm hole.

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Repeat on the other side.

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It should be split completely.

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Flip the tank over to the back and twist the back panel from end-to-end.

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Like so.


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And twist again.


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Cool.


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Now take both ends from either side and double knot them at the ends.


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Ta-da!! All done! You can make the ties to fit your waist or hips.


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Super easy, no? This look is great without anything under it, but go ahead and get creative and layer it how you like! Here I'm wearing a neon racerback bra from Urban Outfitters and a Thrifted Newport maxi skirt.

13 comments:

  1. so you have really nice skin- what's your skincare routine?

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  2. Aww, thanks Becca! My routine is just eating healthy, Nude skin oil and SUNSCREEN! I absolutely cannot be outside without at least 30 SPF

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  3. Such a great DIY!

    Carmen Ri.

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  4. i love the hot pink bra! :)

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  5. Nice idea! Looks great.

    http://dassida.blogspot.com/

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  6. UH-MAZING!
    you did such great work in turning the men's tank into not just a girly racerback but an interesting and rockin' raceback...<3

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  7. Nice idea!

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  8. Cool idea! Tried it immediately. Just one question- did you do anything to the front? Because the part near the armpit is sort of just hanging there. I thought about using the sewing machine..

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  9. that is pretty damn genius. definitely trying that out asap.

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  10. This is really cool! Thanks for showing who to pull that off!

    x I'm def following

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  11. In regards to present day fashion, the fitness world has created a craze of certain items such as gym tank tops and yoga pants that are worn as casual wear by many people on a daily basis, whether they attend a gym or not.

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