Tank tops are a modest dresser’s best friend. Problem is, most of them are created too low for our standards. Enter the seamstress!
A matter of a couple inches, but it makes all the difference in the world!
I bought this ribbed tank top for $2 from the depths of Walmart’s clearance section. I brought it home, tried it on, and figured out how much I needed to raise it.
Find the strap’s shoulder seam. Take up the extra and sew right near the seam.
Like this. 🙂
Just a straight stitch, back spaced to make sure it’s good and secure. You could hand-sew this if you don’t want to pull out the machine, but the super tiny machine stitches make it so strong. Make sure to line up either edge of the straps. 🙂
Try it on, check the fit, adjust if needed, and cut off the excess, leaving about 1/4″ seam allowance.
And ta-da! Seriously simple, and I have a new fun tank that was so inexpensive! I keep my sewing machine right by my closet so I can alter things like this super quickly. 🙂 It still looks a little low in this picture… must be the shirt underneath. I’ll be wearing this tank under other shirts, not over like shown here. 🙂 Have you ever altered your tank tops this way?