I think everyone’s mom had a shirt like this in the ’80s.
It’s shoulder padded. It’s sort of nautical. It’s not especially flattering.
Time for a quick no-sew halter top refashion!
I realize I haven’t done a no-sew refashion in a while. This refashion took all of one minute. Yes. It was that easy.
First, I made a chop right below the armpits of my top.
Then, I flipped it upside-down and used the bottom drawstring as the halter part of my new top!
This is definitely one of the easiest refashions I’ve ever done.
I styled my new top with dark high waisted jeans, navy boat shoes (really leaning into the whole nautical thing) and a pair of hoop earrings.
Here’s what it looks like from the back!
And here’s the side!
My new top had a great evening with Mr. Refashionista and our friend Miriam!
The name of this card game is Vintage (appropriate, no?) and it’s really fun to play!
I also made friends with this sweet girl:
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- This Summer Tube Top Refashion uses a similar flip-it method (but does require sewing).
- Here’s a refashion where I add a drawstring to the bottom of a top!
31 thoughts on “Easy No-Sew Halter Top Refashion”
Somehow my subscription to your blog got lost. I hadn’t received anything since you announced the cancer was back. You look great and I’m happy you are still refashioning.
This is so cute and the original was so… not… lol
You are looking great and that makes me smile fo rsure!!
Gorgeous! And I like the top too! LOL! Nice and easy and, best of all, no sew!
So quick, and so cute, and I enthusiastically approve of your new furriend!
You have turned the refashioning world upside down! Great idea that looks good on you.
I love it! You look AMAZING ❤️
Really like the refashion!! Hope you feel as amazing as you look!!! Nancy
So cute and sleek! Your vision is amazing to see this piece from what it was!
OMG! Thank you for remaking that ugly shirt! Looks so great now!
That’s like watching a gymnast in action! Amazing refash, looks so comfortable, too.
Super cute! BTW, your curly hair is perfection.
This is my first time commenting, as I just figured out how to do it. I love seeing all your recreations. My body type and style is different from yours, but you and your creativity inspire me to give things a go, so thank you.
Search YouTube. There is a young woman named Wendy that has a great tutorial on how to convert. I’ve used the method several times and it looks like the shirt was made as a v neck.
I think I WAS that mom in the 80’s that you refer too….
Great refashion Girl….. I always look forward ro your work…..
This is such a cute design, I love your hair it is getting so cute and curly.
The ease of this redo makes it a great one. Just wondering how the drawstring feels. It’s so casual and no trace of the previous “style.”
clever girl! Love your hair!
I truly admire you! Stay healthy. Any tips on changing a crew neck tee into a v-neck. I find crew neck so unappealing.
Cute top idea! But…. what I really have to comment on is how freaking ADORABLE your hair looks! The itty bitty curls!! <3
Cute cute ! And at first I thought the hip measurement needed to not exceed the underarm measurement . But, it is shorter so, it is very forgiving. Makes it more workable. Love it.
You saved it, Jillian! It was a disaster and now it’s adorable. Good for you! 🙂
Fantastic refashion and awesome hair!! You rock it all!
So cute, I love the simplicity of your new top. Love the curls too! Stay healthy.
Oh my goodness I love your hair and the top too! You are such an inspiration to women who are going through any type of cancer treatment!!!
sometimes you just need easy! Cute top and cute pup!
You always amaze me with the way you take an item and flip it to become something so much better. Also, I admire your approach to giving good fabrics a second, more updated life. I love your eye for design almost as much as your spunk! Another great upcycle!
My daughter D9iane is battling Ovarian cancer also. She is having her port put in today. I pray for you both.
Teal is the color for this.
That is a GENIUS refashion!!! It is such a cute top now, and looks great on you!
Your hair is so cute. You look great.
oh my gosh, so fabulous on you–so brilliant and clever!
Adorable refashion! And I must say, you look FABULOUS!