Tube to Tank and Scraps to Bow

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My school has GREAT outlets like 10 minutes away from campus.  I got this tube top from Guess on clearance for under 10 bucks:


However, having slightly larger than average ta-tas, I'm not a huge fan of tube tops.  Luckily though this top came with a matching tie that I decided I could turn into straps!

I know what you are thinking. Adding straps to a strapless shirt? VERY ORIGINAL. HOW EXCITING. Well, all of these may be true but I was so proud of myself! This engaged gal has yet to be domesticized fully yet (i just made that word up I think) and I don't really sew.  SO. this was a big deal for me.

I cut, measured, and sewed on some straps during three episodes of the office.
Note to self: learn to sew, AND sew faster.


And then yay straps! Now I don't need to worry about any shirt slipage/ta-ta viewage.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE. 

I had a little bit of strap left over, and the fabric was just TOO cute to waste. So I made a headband!

Cut three different sizes of the ribbon:  


Hot glue the ends of the longest piece together 

Hot glue it down onto itself, 

Do the same with the second to largest piece and then hot glue it on top of the larger one.

Hot glue the shortest piece on top of the two loops,

Hot glue some elastic for the headband on the backside, 

Then trim the ends of the ribbon, wrap it around the elastic and hot glue down.


Tada! Cute little bow!

However, since I'm not five I probably shouldn't wear them together. That's a lot of purple polka dots...

But they will both be cute by themselves! :D

I'm linking this up to all the projects in my header as well as Today's Creative Blog

35 comments

  1. The bow headband is adorable! I love it. And knowing me, if I tried to add straps to something, I'd screw it up in an unreversable manor. You did a great job :)

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  2. You're a fairy with the fabric! Waw!

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  3. i love them both so much!! they are so cute:)
    you are so awesome and crafty!! i love it

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  4. how adorable are you? great job! super cute headband project, too!

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  5. Good for you!! You did a nice hob sewing that - nice even stitches! You SHOULD learn to sew - it is so much fun - you'll go crazy with all the cuteness you can whip up!

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  6. Cute! I do my crafts to episodes of the Office too ;) haha

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  7. Well you're not the only one with slightly larger than average tatas!!! Lol!! I would have done the same thing!! Nice job! And the headband is cute too!

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  8. Wear them together!! I think it's supercute, but I think I might have the style of a 5 yr old girl, so....
    :)

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  9. I love the bow...super cute...I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

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  10. That is freakin' awesome! And I love that your ta ta's are covered. LOL

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  11. Super cute!! New follower, and sounds like we already have a lot in common!! :)

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  12. Great work! I love that cute bow headband!!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  13. Super cute!! As always!!
    Hugs,Anne

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  14. What a buy for a Guess top!! I love your adjustments - and whoa, score on the tie! It seemed to keep going and going! I also loved how you didn't waste and inch! Visiting you from Tip Junkie.

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  15. I love this...you are so creative! I have a dress that never fit right in the top (opposite problem that you have though lol) so I'm going to try to turn it into a skirt instead. Maybe I should send you pictures & get some ideas from you on what to do!

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  16. Okay, that is adorable, SO CUTE! You are very talented to be able to sew that! I found you from Sumo's Sweet Stuff too BTW.

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  17. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!
    Thanks,
    Brooke

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  18. Hi- Found you through Tea Rose’s hop and am a new follower. I’m Your projects. I used to bead a lot, and am trying to get back into it because I still have a lot of it left! I hope you have time to follow my life of crafting and adventure in South Africa at http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    Have a great week!

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  19. Awesome shirt! I prefer straps, too!
    seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    Jenny

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  20. That shirt looks adorable on you!!! And I love the matching bow. Thank you for linking up to http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  21. So cute! That's a great top. The straps look like they've always been there. You did an awesome job on it. Love the bow, too.

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  22. I especially love your headband!

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  23. I am so in love with these polka dots! I love the headband!

    Ask the Duplex

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  24. You (and your top and headband) are just too cute!! I really wish I had that problem with my ta-ta's! Lol!!

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  25. Very cute! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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  26. I love it and actually haven't seen that tute before ;) Congrats on the engagement, btw! YAY! And we love The Office too!

    Can't wait to see whatcha link up next week!
    Happy Sunday! xo

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  27. Ok how cute are you?? I love the way you took the top and made it something that works for you (great deal btw)! The headband is super sweet too!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!! :)

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  28. You are so cute! I love the way you refashioned the shirt. Looks great.

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  29. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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  30. You are really cute and funny! I love how you put them all together

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