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Sunday, April 29, 2007

DIY: Tank Tops

For those of you who are already cash-strapped this summer or simply trying to beat midsummer boredom, here is a very easy do-it-yourself project for you.

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Seeing Vanessa Anne Hudgens' tank top inspired me to design my own tank top. I'm not a big DIY fan, but this project is so simple that it's something even "lazybugs" like me can enjoy.

Following are some of the materials you'll need:

1. Plain tank top

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2. Sequins

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3. Ribbons

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4. Fabric Paint

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5. Buttons

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6. Needle and Thread

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You won't need all of the materials above. Decide on what you want to do with your tank top first. Here are some options:

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The quickest and easiest thing you can do to your tank top is to attach a ribbon onto one of the straps (pictured above). Tie a ribbon into a bow and sew/pin it to a tank for an instant feminine touch. Tying it around the strap would scrunch it up, so it's better just to sew or pin it on.

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Stores such as Kamiseta, Bayo and even department stores have sold sequined tank tops like the ones above before. This is more fussy and time-consuming because you have to sew on a lot of sequins, but it's worth the "hard work." You can replace the sequins with buttons or beads for a different look.

Another quick way to jazz up your tank top is to use fabric paints in glitter, metallic, neon or pearl. Their small squirt bottles make them easy to use. You can draw or write anything on your top. I'm planning to make a similar tank top as Vanessa's, drawing a skull or a star using silver metallic fabric paint on a long black striped tank top. Gold fabric paint on an orange tank would look great, too.

Time to get crafty, ladies!

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1 comment:

jillsabs said...

those are great ideas! i just bought a tank tap from greenhills and i think i'll jazz it up soon :)