This top is my own design reconstructed from a men's tshirt. I thrifted this tshirt for $.50, people. Beat that. I chose it because I liked the monochromatic stripes and I knew it was big enough that I'd have some options.
I pulled out an old tank top that has served me well over the years and used that as my pattern. I ended up making it a little more fitted and made the straps slightly thinner, but I think I love it! I used some of the scraps to make a ruffle for the neckline and crocheted a flower and added a fabric covered button in the center. Voila! A cute summer top.
I'm in love with the idea of reconstructing clothes...in.love. It transforms the way you look at everything in the thrift store. And if you mess it up - you're on out pennies! I found a perfect pink oxford that's going to be perfect for a recon project for Madeline...and I can get back into my comfort zone - creating stuff for my girl!