Its been a while since I shared a fun refashion tutorial with you, and today I’m going to show you how to do an Anna top hack and I’m doing it with a tank top I got from my mom’s donate pile.
Other than being a tank top, there really weren’t many complaints about this shirt–I just don’t wear tanks and wanted something with a sleeve on it. I also loved the scalloped detail on it, and wanted to preserve that fun feature.
Anna Top Hack Supplies:
- A woven tank top or shirt that you like the bottom of.
- Coral voile or another fabric that matches the weight of your current shirt
- Sewing machine and sewing tools
- Start by determining where you’ll cut your tank. Mine was pretty easy–I wanted to cut along the scallops, but you’ll probably want to try yours on and mark where youwant to cut it.
- Cut up the center back of your tank.
- Cut a 4″ panel of coral voile that’s 1″ longer than your tank along the slit. Hem the top and bottom of this panel (the 4″ sides), then with right sides together sew together the tank and your coral panel.
- Repeat with other side, and press both seams. You’ll now have this:
- On the inside of your tank, create a pleat by bringing the two edges of your tank together and placing the center of your panel over where they meet. Pin this all in place, so it looks like this:
- Sew it in place (along the scallops in this case), and press your pleat really well. The bottom of your shirt is done. (photo shows before its sewn or pressed right side out)
- To create the top, use the Anna pattern and measure if you need any extra length on the top yoke. I needed a little more, so here’s what I cut (with the pattern pieces on top so you can see the difference). Then I sewed the top portion up using the instructions but not attaching it to the bottom piece yet.
- Serge the bottom of the yoke all the way around.
- With right sides out on both parts, overlap the back of the yoke a little, and start pinning the yoke to the tank with the tank on the outside. Once you’ve pinned, sew along the top (in this case, I sewed along the scallops to attach it) of the tank to attach it to the yoke.
Its a pretty easy hack, and I love how the panel adds flare to the back.
Want to make an Anna Top Hack? The Anna top is available by clicking the link–you’ll love it! You’ll be sure to want an Anna Top Hack and to make it up as instructed!