DIY Tank Top Dress Tutorial
It seems like tank top dresses are quite the trend this summer. Figuring it was easy enough to make myself, I picked up a couple yards of fabric, grabbed one of my old tanks from my closet and went to work. I’m loving the kelley green + navy combo. So fresh.
Because I love ya so much, I whipped up this tutorial so that you can make your own. The steps are included in each picture, but the basic outline is as follows:
- Gather materials
- Cut out skirt and sew both vertical seams
- Create an elastic waistband
- Sew top half of tank to skirt
- Hem skirt to desired length
- (Optional) make sash for waist
Let’s get started! For your skirt, you will need to cut 2 pieces of fabric that are exactly the same size. For a really full skirt like mine, each piece should be the same width as your natural waist measurement. So if you have a 30 inch natural waist, each piece will be 30 inches wide. If you don’t want quite as full of a skirt, you can do 75% of your waist measurement. So if you have a 30 inch natural waist, each piece should be 22.5 inches wide. The length is completely up to you. I gave myself a lot of extra length so that I could try it on and hem it at the very end.
You now have a tube skirt that is huge. Each seam should be sewn together, and the top and bottom are open. Now let’s make the waist band.
Now that there’s waistband, we’re going to open it up so that we can put our elastic in. The length of your elastic should be one inch less than your natural waist measurement. You want it to be a tad snug on your waist.
Since this seam opening is on the inside, I didn’t bother to stich it shut. If you want to stich it shut, this would be the time to do it. Now we’re going to attach the tank to the skirt that we’ve made.
Your dress is basically done! Now we just have to hem it. Try it on and see where you want it to fall. Pin it in one place and carefully take the dress off. Using your pin as a guide, evenly pin the rest of the dress up on the underneath side.
You’re done if you want to be! I made a sash, but you don’t have to it at all.
What do you think, friends? Looks pretty easy right? Send me pics if you make one yourself! I’d appreciate if you’d Pin a picture from this post to Pinterest if you love it!
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