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Tanks for the Memories

August 19th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Tank TopHaute Macabre mentioned that a bunch of similar ribcage-themed tank tops have been showing up on eBay recently (the one shown here is from All Season Tops), which are adorable and quite reasonably priced.

A quick Google search turns up loads of tanks embroidered or printed with ribcages (I like this one and this one), but the cutout design isn’t easy to find elsewhere.

If you want a different size or style than what eBay’s got to offer, a DIY version wouldn’t be too difficult. Sandwich stiff fusible webbing between two pieces of fabric, cut out holes for the ribs, and zigzag over the raw edges. Draw details with fabric paint or (if you’re really hardcore) embroidery stitches. Stitch the ribcage to the back of a tank top, then cut away the tank fabric behind the stitching line. Definitely more work than buying one premade, but also more customizable.

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