T-shirt To Tank Top Transformation – What I Wore Wednesday

Remember last summer when I shared with you a tutorial on how to turn a t-shirt into a cute tank top?  Well, ever since I learned how to make them, I have done a number of projects using the same technique.  Here is this summers version of a sports t-shirt turned tank top that ups the anti a little bit!  Instead of using one t-shirt I used 2 different colored shirts and transformed them into an even cuter version of a sports tank top from last version.  This has been one of my favorite summer outfits and one of the few What I Wore Wednesday outfits I’ve shared with you this summer!  It’s quick easy, and a great way to create a shirt that you  will love and wear over and over again!


Sports Tank: $4.00 Made by me

Jeans:  $8.00 K-mart clearance

Sandals:  $1.00  Rue 21 (buy 1 get 1 for $1 sale)

Total Outfits Cost:$13.00

If you enjoy my What I wore Wednesday posts, a serious apology for my lack of post on the subject.  I have had some great summertime outfits to share, just little to no time to snap shots and get the pictures up.  This is one in particular that I really wanted to share, because it is a new spin on my t-shirt to tank top transformation.  By adding a few extra steps to the process I have been able to make the plain shirt into one of my favorite pieces of summer gear.  These are great for game day, over swim suits, with jeans or shorts, and are a great way to support your favorite sports team, or whatever the logo  refers to.

My tank top started as two medium sized men’s t-shirts.  The Brewer’s shirt I found at a thrift store for $4.00, the other was one of my husbands old unworn shirts that I dug out of the donate to Goodwill pile before I dropped it off.


After a few quick alterations It turned into a really cool tank with lots of character, and it is now just my style.  Unique, fun, feminine, and cute.



You can read the step by step tutorial on how to turn a t-shirt into a tank top


I have lots of photos and some easy instructions – it really only takes a pair of scissors and a couple stitches and you can finish the project in about 20 minutes!

For this particular tank I simply cut off the bottom of the yellow tank and the blue tank and attached them very bottom (hemmed bottom) piece of yellow t-shirt to the bottom of the blue one’s raw trimmed edge.  I first sewed it on, and then did a top stitch in a yellow thread not only to secure it, but to add a decorative hem as well.

Then instead of just using a small scrap from the t-shit as straps I created a “sash” from the yellow shirt so I would be left with a a larger more dramatic strap ad “bow”  on one side.


For $4.00 I was able to create an adorable tank top that supports my favorite MLB baseball team that would have probably cost me over $50 in a pro shop.  Now that I think of it, I haven’t even seen one that I would like as much as the one I made myself.  For me that is the fun of doing it myself, because the end result is always, exactly what I wanted – it’s an added bonus that it cost next to nothing!

And… on the topic of What I Wore Wednesday here is one simple summer outfit that I did manage to catch a shot of.  It’s super comfy and cool – perfect for running around with the kiddos all day.  Happy summer!

Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day.  What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day.  The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!


Leggings:  Target $8.00

Sandals:  Walmart:  $10.00

Under shirt:  K-mart Clearance $3.00

Floral Tank:  Rue 21 Clearance $6.00

Total Outfit Cost:  $27.00

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