1/29/11

PROJECT #5: GOLD METALLIC BOW TIE CHEMISE

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I used the sheer jersey chemise from american apparel to make this cute top but you can use any tank top you like that has skinny shoulder straps. Just make your own version. I think this the simplest project yet! No cutting or even sewing experience required!



























Here's how you do it!

Material:
1.) Tank top with skinny straps
2.) thread
3.) pins
4.) scissors
5.) measuring tape
6.) sewing machine (not required)
7.) metallic trim same width as your tank straps.

Duration: 30min to 1 hour
Sewing Level: Easy
























1. Take the measuring tape and measure the full length of front / back neck and shoulder straps continuously. Then figure out how long you want the bow tie length to be as well. Roughly you will need about 1 1/2 yards.

2. For this project, I bought a 1/4" (same width as the shoulder straps) braided metallic trim at the fabric store.

3. Pin the trim around the neck and shoulder straps. The ends will be the front tie. The trim should be one continuous piece.

4. The end of the ties can simple be tied in a knot so it does not fray.

You have just made your plain tank top into a fancy going out top, wear with jeans or even lingerie you can wear to bed! Very versatile! Enjoy!

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