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Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett

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Getting Tanked!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 3, 2016 4:00:33 PM

Summer Tank Top DIYDIY is always fun because it’s a great, inexpensive and creative way to reuse or repurpose—just like our Goodwill motto clearly states! The humble t-shirt is a great example of an item that is just perfectly primed for repurposing. Especially for summer! One of my favorite things about summer clothing (for guys in particular) is that it allows us to wear tank tops of all kinds—from athletic wear to more fashionable styles. 

For this week’s DIY project I’m going to focus on rock-n-roll transformations! I often take cool t-shirts and simply cut off the sleeves to make awesome tank tops that work well as fashion statements and, as an added bonus, they keep me cool in more ways than one. All you need for this project are some t-shirts (I prefer black just because it seems more stylish and the graphics really pop) and a pinking shears (which is a scissors that cuts a saw tooth line), or you can also use a regular scissors, rotary cutter, or basically anything that will cut a clean line around the arm of your t-shirt. Because I also sew and design, I sometimes serge the raw edges of a t-shirt tank, but oftentimes I just cut a very clean line and let the fabric roll a little. To start, take a tank top you may already have, in my case it was a Union Jack flag tank top with studs on it. I laid it on top of my t-shirt, and then marked with chalk the outline of the arm hole. You can also just cut very closely around the outside of the seam with scissors. This will give the armhole a little more stability. There is no right or wrong way to make your own tank top from t-shirts at Goodwill!

Topics: summer fashion, Bjorn Nasett, Goodwill fashion expert Bjorn Nasett, summer fashion DIY

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