DIY | Jack Daniels Tank | Retro Sonja
November 7, 2012

Hi everyone!

I’ve been craving one of those Jack Daniels tanks for a while, but they felt too expensive for me. €34,99 for me is just too much for a sleeveless top. Especially when it’s so cold outside. A good friend of mine knew this and offered to buy me a Jack Daniels t-shirt in Turkey for €10. Of course I couldn’t resist this offer and decided to make my own Jack Daniels tank out of it. I don’t like the shape of regular t-shirts. The neck line is way too high in my opinion and well… a tank top is just way cooler than a t-shirt, haha! Or is that just me?

In this post I will show you how I turned my Jack Daniels t-shirt into a tank. This one is from Turkey, but I bet you can find them on a market as well (or for the Dutchies: Beverwijk bazaar). I have it one size up so it would be over sized. I recommend going at least 2 sizes up if you want it oversized. I think it still fits me too tight. Of course you can do this with other (printed) t-shirts as well! First the result!

If you want to know how I did this, look below!

What do you need?
All you need is good fabric scissors, a ruler and a fabric chalk (or something else with which you can draw lines on the t-shirt which you can easily whipe off).

This is what it looks like before any adjustments are made.

Step 1
Turn the t-shirt inside out and cut off the neck. I first made a cut at the back of the t-shirt. This way, if you accidentally cut too far, it will only be on your back and it won’t be that bad. Cut it off such that there are no stitches in the neck anymore. Do this same thing for the sleeves.

This is what it should look like after step 1. I admit it looks as if you’re done now, but just try to put it on and you will see that it looks kind of weird just below the arm holes. Plus, you can still adjust the width of the shoulder parts.

Step 2
Turn the t-shirt inside out again. Decide which width you want the shoulder part to be. I decided to cut off 4 extra centimeters (little less than 2 inches). Then find a tank top in your closet of which you think it falls in the right way on the front and lay it over the front of the top. Use the fabric chalk to indicate where you have to cut. This should be about the same shape as of the tank top you’re using.
Warning! Before actually cutting, make sure your chalk line doesn’t hit the print. You don’t want part of the print being cut off!

When this is cut off you should be done! But if you’re not satisfied after fitting you can of course try to make a few more adjustments.

The result looks like this.

I hope you liked this DIY! You can try it for other t-shirts and long sleeves as well!



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3 comments on “DIY | Jack Daniels Tank”
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    Wednesday November 7th, 2012

    Looks great, wouldn’t mind having one myself! I happened to stumble on to your blog by accident, but I’m glad I did. Nice!

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    Wednesday November 7th, 2012

    Leuk gedaan! Vind zo’n hempje toch leuker dan eentje met mouwen.

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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    Thursday November 8th, 2012

    Leuk gedaan!

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