Halter tops are bang on trend! Surprisingly, they are incredibly easy to make yourself! So if you want to save a few bucks, do something creative or transform an old garment, let's get going...
You will need:
- An old jumper or top, or alternatively you can use around 1.5- 2m squared of fabric.
- 2- 3 metres of cord.
- A3 paper or grease proof paper
- Needle and thread or sewing machine (if you're lucky!)
- Good quality dress making scissors
- A loose fitting tank top you already own (don't worry, you won't cut this up, it's just for guidance!)
To make a template, tape two large pieces of grease proof paper together. A3 paper would work wonderfully too.
Fold your paper in half by width. Find a loose fitting tank top you already own and fold in half. Place the fold of the shirt directly on top of the fold in the paper.
Place dots on the end of the neck of the shirt, on the armpit and mark how long you want your top to be. Don't forget to leave one inch for seam allowance on the edges and two inches on the bottom. Then join up the lines with a ruler.
Cut out- now you have your template!
Fold your fabric in half. Fold your template in half and place the fold on the fold of the fabric. Pin the template to the fabric and cut out.
Fold the sides to the back and sew about half an inch, creating seams.
Fold 1.5- 2 inches of length on the bottom, pin at the back, and sew, making sure your stitches are within a cm of the raw edge of the fabric.
This part depends on your fabric! I made my top out of an old jumper, meaning that there was already a neck seam to feed my cord through. If you are using plain fabric, you will need to make another seam pocket at the top, then feed your cord through this.
Feed cord through the bottom seam pocket. Then take two pieces of cord and sew one on each side under the armpit.
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