How-to: Take in a Tank Top

tank pinned and inked
Now it’s time to connect the dots! Use tailor’s chalk if you’re feeling fancy or a pen, like I did, to draw a line connecting all of the pins on the inside of where they pierce the fabric. You don’t have to be super scientific here, but it’s a good idea to keep the line on the inside of the pins (closest to where the pins touched your body). You’ll get a much better fit that way!

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  1. Newbie to fiber arts here, so please bear with the silly question. Would this technique work for a hand-knitted garment, as well? I recently knitted a camisole that ended up too wide in the waist. If it helps, I used an acrylic/viscose blend yarn. Thanks in advance for any help!

    1. Sadly, mostly likely not… you may be able to add a seam depending on the tightness of your knit! Acrylic is really difficult to work with as it does not give much! Sorry sweetie! you could always try to wear a longer shirt underneath the camisole just to elongate and sort of camoflauge the width…

  2. This is AWESOME. The pictures help immensely. With a recent 25-lb weight loss, I’m finding most tops not fitting anymore, looking kind of slobbish actually. With this, I can alter my faves.

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