Easy Top Refashion For Fluffy Girls

Easy Top Refashion For Fluffy Girls

I have a holiday tradition that I’ve honored for many years. I like to eat food. Not just on the holidays; but the entire winter season. I find it easier to stay warm with a bit of extra fluff, so I eat pie and my body instinctively knows what to do with it.

Easy Top Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

I know not everyone can gain weight as easily as me, and I’m not trying to brag. If you aren’t highly experienced picking up extra weight this time of year, eating sweets alone may not work. You should  add long periods of inactivity to your regime, and carbs of any sort can be beneficial as long as you don’t use moderation.

Easy Top Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

The flaw in my annual “fluffing” is that my clothes begins to cling. I like my clothing to flow rather than suffocate me. Here’s a quick refashion I made to an existing top to add a little….girth.

Easy Top Refashion For Fluffy Girls

Easy Top Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

You may notice I didn’t iron. I’m so committed that I didn’t want to burn any unnecessary calories.

T-Shirt Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

You also might notice above that my jeans are practically cutting off my circulation. I assure you that most of you can get these results with a little dedication and practice.

Easy Top Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

I like how this top turned out. Boho style is in full swing this season, which is lucky for me. (I dress sort of shabby and eclectic even when it’s not in style:) This is a cute wardrobe hack no matter how fluffy you aren’t.

T-Shirt Refashion | Adding Triangle Inserts To Side Seams

I may write a sewing tutorial for this easy top refashion soon. Many of you will be able to split the side seam and add triangle inserts without a tutorial. I’ll try to get some construction photos to make it even easier. In the meantime, check out my pattern hack to make a flowy top from scratch. You’ll find lots of refashion inspiration on my Clothing Upcycles board on Pinterest, too!


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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Tracy Plasencia

    Ok, you are stinking adores! I’m a ‘fluffy’ girl. I used to be skinny until I hit my early 40s. My hubs likes my fluffiness. So, don’t care what anyone else thinks. Haters can flipping kiss it…yo, all day long. I love the boho style, and yours rocks. Thank you for the inspiration. Besos.

  2. Mel

    You work the fluff!! I’m about the same size as you but you look amazing. It can be depressing seeing all kinds of pins of skinny ladies (found this site via pinterest) but this post made me feel so much better and more comfortable with myself.

    • Amy Mayen

      I’m so glad!! Sewing is nice because you can ma,e the clothes fit you, instead of trying to fit the clothes. Lol!

  3. Victoria B.

    You are too funny! I think you look great–love the refashion!!

  4. Patricia

    How cute! I like the hack… I’m terrible at finding complimentary fabrics to make the hack work … But that is where the boho style comes into play. Just so you know… You don’t look all that fluffy to me. Have you been slacking?! You’ve got all the right fluff in all the right places!!! Hahaha!

  5. Pam @Threading My Way

    LOL!!! Too funny, Amy. With age, you’ll find it’s really easy to add extra weight, even in the warmer months. Great idea to add the triangle of fabric. I could do this to some of my t-shirts.
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  6. Angela

    Heehee! You are funny and beautiful. I have at least a couple tees I should do this to because I love the fabric but they are just too tight. My belly is a bit too fluffy already. Wait til you are in your later 40’s. You won’t have to try so hard.lol.
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