Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Purple People Eater

This purple, drapey tank was one of my favorites for a long time. In fact, I wore it on my birthday last year. But now, as you can see, it swallows me whole.

Purple Tank Refashion - Before
The conversion was fairly simple. I snipped the straps and untwisted them. Then I removed a good six inches or so to pull it up a bit before I stitched them back together. That's it! I didn't even try to take in the sides at all since the multiple layers of this top (one drapey and one more fitted underneath) would have made it a bit more difficult to take in.

Purple Tank Refashion - After

So with a couple quick cuts and simple stitching, this ginormous shirt is totally wearable again!

Purple People Eater Before & After


  1. How often do you refashion? Once a week, twice a week? I'm just amazed at all your wonderful creations!

  2. Thanks! I usually only refashion once or twice a week, mainly on the weekends. But I sometimes spend just about all weekend sewing and then post my remakes throughout the week.

  3. I love what you've refashioned this top into. I think it suits you better.
    I wish I was as clever as you are with sewing.

  4. Now that's something I would have never thought of doing. It looks a thousand times better. awesome job!

  5. Hi Carissa! There are 2 Blogs I see every day: New dress a Day and YOURS! You are amazing! This top looks much better now! Congratulations!!! Kisses from Portugal

  6. Wow! Thanks, Helena! I'm very inspired by Marisa's work at New Dress a Day as well, so I take that as a great compliment!