One of my favorite new looks is to make halter tops out of the Zumbawear racerback tanks. This look became HOT after the one and only ZES Joy Smith started rockin them in classes and at events. I like matching my new halters with colored sports bras (see below).
The following are the series of steps necessary to make a halter top out of your racerback tank. ZLife did just a great job of documenting the steps (so much better than my pics!)
Step 1: Lay shirt on a hard, flat surface with the back of the shirt facing up.
Step 2: Make a straight, horizontal cut through ONLY the top layer from one arm hole to the other.
Step 3: Lift the cut edge, and lay the fabric flat as shown.
Step 4: From the cut edge to the neck hole, cut the piece vertically in half.
Step 5: Cut along the straps and inside the neck hole, just inside the seam. Continue down the neck line to make a “V” shape. (Go as low as you’d like).
Step 6: Cut the fabric along the outside of the straps, inside the seams. Be careful not to make the straps too thin.
Step 7: Tie the straps, and you’re finished! For added flair, create slits.
LOVE love your demo here! I’m going to have to be brave and try it myself!
I hope you enjoy your newly cut tank!! :)
Do the cut tanks wash well? Or do they fall apart after a few washings due to leaving edges unfinished? I’m thinking about doing this to one of my tanks, but don’t want to do so if it will cause it to fall apart. Thanks!
Yes, the cut tanks wash very well! They actually look BETTER after they have been washed :)