Photo Cred: Pinterest
Don’t you love those simple, yet stunning fringe tops that are becoming a summer wardrobe staple? I personally cannot get enough of them! So, in the spirit of Transformation Tuesday, I’m going to show you how I transformed a simple tank top into something a bit more stylish!
This is what you need:
˙tank top (this is the tricky part because some fabric will not allow you to strip dye off)
And this is how I made it:
Step 1: Pour the bleach into a container (just a few inches of bleach will do) and let the bottom of the tank soak.
Step 2: (Safely discard bleach–I poured it down the drain) and transport the tank to your designated drying area and let it sit in the sun for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Depending how the tank top looks, thoroughly rinse bleach and place the tank top back in the RINSED container, or a bag to SAFELY transport into the house to dry–or let it continue to dry outside.
Step 4: After the tank top has dried completely, use scissors to remove the hem. (You can just cut the hem off as straight as possible, or cut it in a curved fashion.
Step 5: Begin making slits up from the hem to your desired length. Continue making “fringe” around the entire top, spacing slits as desired.
Step 6: (Optional) Knot each individual piece of fringe at the top or bottom.
Below is the transformation “journey” in pictures:
Grab some bleach and scissors and let the transformation begin!
NOTE: I created this masterpiece outside to avoid all possible mishaps with bleach!
The bleaching process was gradual…
…so this is how it the bleach did its magic on another top
Remove the hem and begin cutting slits into the fabric
And here’s the finished product!
Tune in next time for more awesome DIY’s, trend reports, Dorm make-overs, and much much MORE! xo
-Susan Hayley Fox