As some of you may know, I love to run. Recently I have added some very light weight training to my routine, just so I could switch things up a bit and not let my body get bored with just running. (After all, this Momma loves her ice cream, pizza, and wine…lol!) I was absolutely SHOCKED at the difference I have seen since adding in the weights. You would think that after running for years, my body would be in pretty good shape. Oh my word was I sore for dayzzz. Plank shmank. But after a few weeks, I started to see a difference in my legs and stomach. While the weight on the scale has remained the same, my body has been getting firmer and sleeker in areas that I have always wanted to tone. It has been almost 6 weeks now, and I am hooked. So naturally, I decided to have some fun with it.
Strengthening my core and running in style.
MAKE THIS: Wonder Woman Inspired Tank Top
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How to make a Wonder Woman inspired tank top
Skill level – Advanced Beginner
Time needed – 2 – 3 hours
If sewing your own:
- Activewear tank top pattern, I used the Net tank from BurdaStyle HERE (affiliate)
- Breathable mesh fabric, found HERE
- Knit bias tape (I made my own from a navy performance fabric)
If attaching a pocket to a pre-owned tank top:
- Scrap red knit fabric
- Therm O Web Deco foil hot melt adhesive, link HERE (affiliate)
- Therm O Web Gold deco foil, link HERE (affiliate)
- Xacto knife & cutting mat (or cutting machine)
- Iron / ironing board
- Basic sewing essentials
Sew up the net top as instructed. For the alterations seen in my tank, to make it more activewear friendly, I shortened the tank approximately 5 – 6″ in length.
To make the Wonder Woman inspired pocket:
- Google image search ‘Wonder Woman logo’. Look for a basic black and white png version to save to your computer. You can use a cutting machine if desired. I tried, but the hot melt adhesive got stuck to my blade. So I opted for using my good ole trusty Facto knife – has never let me down yet.
- Trace the Wonder Woman image onto the smooth side of your hot melt adhesive. Using a ruler and Xacto knife, carefully cut out the logo.
- Cut a pocket shape from a scrap piece of knit fabric, making sure to add seam allowance. Place the logo, paper side up, onto your pocket iron in place piece by piece.
- Allow to dry, and carefully peel away the paper.
- Place a piece of deco foil cut to size directly on top of the glue. The gold foil should be facing up.
- Place a piece of parchment paper (provided for you in the Hot melt package) over your deco foil, and press. Make sure to really press down firm on all of the corners, and over your entire design.
- Allow to cool, and carefully peel the deco foil away.
- Sew the pocket as your normally would onto your tank top. (Hem top of pocket, turn sides and bottom edge 1/2″ towards the wrong side and press, pin and sew onto tank.)
And you are finished!
See those running pants? I am gearing up for my next half marathon this September, raising money for children and families in need here in the Hampton Roads area. True Wonder Woman style :). Stay tuned for more info on how you can help, and to get the DIY to make your own pair!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…