Restyle4Life

Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Quick Fix for Tops that are Too Big

on June 27, 2014

So, that bag of free clothes had a few tops that I liked well enough but were too big. Here’s what I did.

This tank top was too long for my short torso so I marked where I wanted the new band to be, cut off the excess and restitched the original band back on. Easy!

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Next was this lovely floral number that hung WAY too low in the front, so I needed a way to make the straps shorter. I removed the circle thing on the racerback that holds the straps up by unpicking the stitching.

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Then marked how short I needed the straps to be and just stitched it back in place.

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This sheer floral was way too big all over and it had an elastic waist which I can’t stand. I don’t mind the bagginess of it this time though since I’ll wear a tank underneath.

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I removed the elastic from the bottom and I didn’t like the ruffle in the front, so that got unpicked.

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Unpicking the ruffle caused some of the stitching to come out so I had to stitch those back down. Next step: tackle the shoulder seams as it was way too exposed in the front. A few simple stitches to raise the shoulders and done!

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I’m off on a camping adventure for the next few days but will have more stuff coming in the next while as I try desperately to finish off my furniture makeovers and continue working through my refashioning pile. Happy Canada Day! Happy 4th of July! Happy summer!

 

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