Make Your Own Halter Top
This was an interesting project. I took one of my daughters tshirts that she doesn’t wear and cut it up… It took five minutes but there was a great deal of drama during that five minutes.
First you cut the sleeves off at an angle. Start at the bottom of the sleeves (cutting off the seam) and angle up towards the neckline ending within approximately 1/2 inch of the neck binding.
Turn the garment over and cut out the upper portion of the back. Begin at the bottom of the cut out from the arm holes and cut the entire portion above it off up to within 1/2 inch of the neck binding.
At this point when your six year old walks in and sees her mutilated shirt – you must ignore and move on. What good would it do to stop now? Insist every now and then that you know what you are doing and keep going.
You should have the lower portion of the back left – cut a vertical slit approximately one inch long in the center of the middle upper of what is left on the back. Cutting horizontally from that center cut, in each direction, approximately 2 1/2 inches – this will be used to tie the back.
That is all there is to it. Now when you can get your child to calm down – have her try it on. In my case as soon as she tried it on she started crying even more hysterically. When I asked if she hated it she wailed “no I love it but you always seem to surprise me….” So now we are good again…
If you would like you could cut some off the bottom and shorten it – but we like the belly totally covered so I am leaving it like this.