Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial. 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.Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.

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--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.

Anna Top Hack Supplies:

Instructions

  1. 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.Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  2. Cut up the center back of your tank.Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat with other side, and press both seams. You’ll now have this:Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  5. 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:Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  6. 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)Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  7. 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.Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  8. Serge the bottom of the yoke all the way around.Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.
  9. 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.

Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.

Its a pretty easy hack, and I love how the panel adds flare to the back.

Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.

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!

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Diana G
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Diana G

Oh very nice !! Something similar to what I make for the granddaughters …
Thanks for sharing !!

Melissa
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Melissa

Oh what a cute and unique hack! I love the scalloped detail and that back panel.

Denita
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How cute & outside the box for this hack! Great job Lisa!

Laura Brooks
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That looks great Lisa! Can’t wait to make them out for my niece and daughter, I love sewing clothes for them :)