Here are two Tankini style bathing suit tops that I thrifted that were just awkward fits. I have a long torso so this style of top never fits me right, it rides up or sits awkwardly. I got them each for $2.99 at Value Village.
So I cut off the bottom part just under the bust.
I stitched the remaining fabric down in a wide zigzag stitch to the bust bands on both. Here is a close-up of one of the tops with its stitching.
Here are the final results.
I think they turned out quite well and will have a new life with me snorkeling and lying on the beach hopefully soon in somewhere warm and sunny. Cheers, Michele