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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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. 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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