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I was browsing through Anthropologie for shirt ideas and came across the Wandering Wake Tank. I love it, so I made an easy tutorial for you!

I grabbed one of my old turtleneck Tees I wanted to change. I thought this medium gray would go with with the design. In this picture, you can see marks on the sleeves and neckline where I marked where I wanted to cut. (The bottom of the shirt is unhemmed so I kept with that theme through the whole shirt. If you want to hem your sleeves and neckline add seam allowance before you cut.)

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

I folded the shirt in half at center front and center back matching up the shoulder seams in the middle. I pinned and drew my new neckline.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Chop it off.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Measure down from the shoulder how short you want your sleeves, make sure both sleeve measurements match. (Can you see my reflection in the ruler?) Mark.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial
I measured one inch underneath the arm and drew a line between the two marks. Cut the sleeves off.
Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Put the shirt on to see how you like the sleeves and neckline. Then mark where you want the ruffles to go. (Excuse my dirty mirror.)

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Measure the length of your lines.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

I took those measurements and multiplied each by 1.5 and used the as my length. I cut my strips 2.5″ wide. I used the fabric left from the turtleneck and the sleeves. I cut them so they were rectangles and sewed them together so I could cut out my strips.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Strips of fabric

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

 Fold one end over about 1/4″ and pin to at the side seam.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Fold the other side over 1/4″ and pin to the shoulder seam.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

I found the center-ish of the strip, made a small pleat, and pinned it to the center-ish of the curved line.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Then randomly pleat along the strip until the strip length matches the line.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Sew and 1/8″ in from the edge with a slight zigzag stitch.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Repeat with the two other strips. I then sewed the edges and pleats down on the shoulder so that the ruffles wouldn’t sag or stick out.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Then you’re done! Great job! It’s a great ONE afternoon project.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

I ironed my pleats just to help them lie flat.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

I really love my new shirt.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

And that it’s something from Anthropologie.

Anthropologie Wandering Wake Tank Tutorial

Now I need to go finish dinner. Have a great Monday!

Author: Heather