Gray and Black Lace Tank

Today has been a long day, but oddly enough, not much has gotten done in the way of “final” products. I’ve made most of an underbust corset, gone to the fabric store for supplies for a project I’m doing for my aunt, bought metal eyelets, and knitted. However, it wasn’t until a few minutes ago that I got around to making my Item Of The Day. I was struggling for inspiration, you see.

Finally, it struck when I found a bunch of gray knit jersey left over from an ill-advised dressmaking project. (Where does all this stuff come from?? Did I sew a lot more than I remember as a child?) It was kind of a mess, all bunchy and tangled, but I managed to get it into some semblance of order:

After that, I spent some time doodling ideas, at least one of which will become another shirt.

I think I want to make the cloud one; it’s a little cutesy, but I did just make a shirt with an anchor applique. Clearly, being cheesy is not my biggest fear any longer. But I also like the idea of making a gray tank top with cutouts that show orange tulle underneath. Perhaps in the shape of an orange.

After some cutting, some sewing, and some swearing, here’s the final shirt:

This picture tells you a couple of things. First, that I’m tired; I’ve been up for quite a while. Second, that this shirt is too small for me; I used another shirt as a template and this fabric wasn’t as stretchy. This shirt goes straight into the shop. Which is a shame, because I rather like it. Maybe I’ll make a bigger one out of the leftovers…


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kat
    Jul 04, 2010 @ 10:29:26

    That’s classy.


  2. Carlene
    Jul 04, 2010 @ 18:30:19

    You don’t remember the fabric? Remember we went to G-street to look at remnants and you found a big ‘ol piece of grey fabric?


  3. Meghan
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 09:15:46

    Hey- I found your blog through craftster- I really love it. Great recons- you do really nice work. I’ve never attempted the modge podge scream printing (you mentioned it a few posts ago) but it’s cool that it worked out! I’ll have to give it a shot!


  4. Abby
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 10:41:18

    Good job!


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