"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fitness Friday: Workout Cover up

  During the hot months it's hard to keep cool when you workout outside.  I am not a shy person and I am not offended by any means seeing a lady running down the street (or working out at the gym) in her sports bra because I have done it.  There is just sometimes I want a little more coverage but keep cool at the same time.  So, I made an open sided, tank top cover up.  You could even use this for a swim suit cover up.

What you need:
1.  Fabric scissors
2.  Old/New t-shirts
3.  Measuring tape
4.  Cutting map (if you have one)
5.  Rotating cutter (if you have one)

How to make your tee:
1.  Take your t-shirt and fold it in half length wise
2.  Cut the neck off (see the picture below).  I measured 3 inches down from the bottom scoop of the neck.

3. Take your shirt and fold it out flat.  Measure 4 inches down the side (where your seam is) starting from the armpit.  Make your marks every 4 inches.  I made 3.  Do this on both sides.  See the picture below.

4.  At those marks measure 2 1/2 inches in and make your cut into the t-shirt see the picture below.

5.  After you are all done with both sides cut off the sleeves.
6.  Cut a total of 8 strips of fabric to tie your side sections and shoulders into bows like this:

9.  Turn your t-shirt inside out and with your strips tie each section then cut the "extra" tie off.  Then turn you t-shirt right side out.  See the picture below.

  Now you have a cover up for working out or a swim suit.  You could even do this on the back up the center or just at the bottom of a t-shirt to dress it up a little bit.  I hope you like it.

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