Refashion: tank top to new dress

I’m all about cleaning out my closet to see whats in there. In all honesty, I have a very hard time parting with my clothes so my closet is always full. However, I do wear at least 75% handmade items every day! I love that I can say that since I put so much time into my sewing hobby.

I’ve been seeing so many tank top dresses on Pinterest lately so I decided I needed to make a few. I own a ton of tank tops…as in a whole drawer full of just tank tops! I’ve used a few tanks to refashion before like tank+scraps and the other half of that tank here.

This time, I wanted to make a dress. So I took this tank top and 3/4 yard of knit fabric (this was in the remnant section at JoAnns so it only cost a few $).

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I folded it in half to figure out how much I needed for the skirt.

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I cut off the excess and set aside to create a sash later.

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Next, I cut a diagonal line from the waist down towards the end of the skirt, creating a sort of a-line skirt.

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With the right sides together, I sewed down both sides of the skirt.

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I slid my new skirt on and realized I made it a bit too large in the waistline. So, I decided to create a boxed pleat in the front center of the skirt.

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Next, I took in the sides of my tank top to make it more fitted.

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Then, I chopped the tank top just under my bustline, leaving room for seam allowance.

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I serged the bottom of the tank and the top of the skirt.

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Then, I slid the tank top over the skirt, lined up and pinned the edges to get ready to attach the two pieces.

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After attaching the tank top to the skirt, I created a long sash from the left over fabric.

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And here’s my new dress refashioned from an old tank top and 3/4 yard of remnant fabric😉

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One thought on “Refashion: tank top to new dress

  1. This looks really cute and I imagine it’s very comfortable. Will definitely consider making this some day (I’m new to sewing so I have to get my feet wet first)!

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