It may still be a little chilly outside, but summer is just around the corner. In addition, because we live in Texas that means it will be Hot Hot Hot! You may try to keep cool by ditching the 3 quarter sleeves and switching to the standard summer tank-top, but perhaps you want to show off a new look and make your clothes more exciting with a nice bohemian vibe.
Well this is where our old friend bleach enters the picture. I made a post earlier about using bleach to put designs and pictures on shirts, but it can accent things too! I’ve seen a couple different versions of this being done online and out of all of them I think this is the best example to live up to.
- Tank-top or T-shirt
- Bowl (optional)
So in the picture above the look was done with a normal Tank-top which is totally fine and preferred, however, if you have any T-shirt that you’re fine with cutting up lying around then you can use the shirt. Just take a Tank-top in the shape that you’re going for and place it on top of the shirt and cut around it using it as a pattern.
Once you have a Tank-top that you are happy with , pour some bleach in the bowl and dip the bottom of the Tank-top in the bleach about a 1/3 of the way up depending on how much of it you want bleached. Now rinse off all of the bleach and dry it completely. For the cutting part which is next, you can use a ruler if making it even is important to you, otherwise cut the bottom into strips almost to where the bleach stops. Make little knots at the base of each one so that the shirt doesn’t split apart. Throw it in the washer and you’re all set.
If you really want to go all out, you can also add beads to the ends of the strips which looks pretty cool.
(On a side note, I think this looks best with darker colored shirts because of the contrast.)
This is a link to a Hobby Lobby coupon that they almost always have going, you don’t even need to print it out just show it from your phone! http://www.hobbylobby.com/weekly/coupon.cfm