Upcycle an Old Shirt into a Pintuck Tank

I was looking through the Anthropologie catalogue, as I normally do for ideas, and saw a pin tuck tank. I didn’t think it would be too tough and so I tried it on a shirt my daughter was getting rid of. The shirt was a cotton but it was a stretchy smooth feeling cotton and sewing pin tucks in it was not the easiest.

Anthropologies Pintuck Tank

I forgot to take a before picture but as you can see it has a mock neck and sleeves.

I sewed the shoulders and then to even out the bottom I sewed the bottom on the other side.

This is picture shows the true color.

Now I will be trying this with an old guys tee, I think it would give me more to work with. Then maybe I could get flutter sleeves and a cowl neck like the from Anthro.

4 thoughts on “Upcycle an Old Shirt into a Pintuck Tank

  1. Melanie

    PS. Thanks for all the great website/blog links. I’ve been a thrift shopper since I was a child and I LOVE a good find (and like-minded shoppers!)

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