I stand behind my belief that this ridiculously simple Tank-Top-Tunic (even simpler than the original) is a very cute and clever addition to any hot-mess-mommy or baby wardrobe. But a few disclosures before we proceed:
1. I put this on last night and my husband asked me why I was wearing an apron at 11PM. So there’s that.
2. Clare wore her version (the original) to the DMV yesterday and the lady behind the counter said “How funny, I love when they dress themselves.” hmmmm.
So basically, you should definitely make these for yourself and your children if you’re feeling like your over-inflated ego needs to be put in check.
I WILL guarantee that if you make one and send us a picture, WE will lavish you with compliments because WE think it’s awesome. Find the Minus 5-Minute Tank-Top-Tunic DIY after the jump.
What you need:
– A ribbed tank. This is an Old Navy Maternity Tank.
– A long scarf that fits around your hips with a little room. This one was approx 7″x45″. You can also follow the original directions for using any square of fabric.
– Basic sewing supplies.
1. With the right side of your scarf facing the right side of your tank, wrap the scarf around the body of your tank (so the ends touch) and pin the two ends of the scarf to the tank so the bottom edge of the tank lines up with the edge of the scarf.
2. Stretch out the bottom of the tank so it maxes out the width of your scarf and pin in place on the other side. If your scarf is longer, just pin the fold of your scarf to the other side seam.
3. Stretch out your tank and pin at 2-3″ increments. If your scarf is longer, you can add a few tucks where you pin.
4. Stretching out the tank so the scarf lays flat, sew scarf to tank just above the hem seam with a straight stitch, adding a few back stitches at the beginning and end.
And that’s it! Add some leggings and a sassy belt (if you wish) and collect insults all over town!