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Layered Top

Added Sep 2, 2009

by thildehelt

Nexø, Denmark




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Haute Couture inspired layered top. Very flattering on women with curves and tummy. The pattern is very easy but the work is time consuming and a bit difficult at times. You need to be a patient person to make this piece.

Material Notes

Grey chiffon has been hand-sewn onto a tubetop made from jersey/knit.




Garment Type
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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    Oct 25, 2009, 01.12 AMby lmcsewindiva

    Very sexy and romantic.

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    Oct 25, 2009, 01.12 AMby lmcsewindiva

    Very sexy and romantic.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 05.38 PMby thildehelt

    Well. There isn´t a pattern. I made it simply by making a tube-top out of some jersey/knit fabric. Then I made a lot of circular ruffles out of chiffon. I sewed them on by hand while having the tube-top on my bodyform ( What a waste of time). The hand-stitching was a good thing because it made it possible to see where the next ruffle should be placed based on how the tube-top would expand around my own body. But at the end I felt I had to sew all the ruffles on again with a zigzag stitch on my machine.

    After using it one night I realized I had to make some alterations. I put in an elastic-band at the top of the tube-top to make it fit more nicely to my body. It did a weird thing at the top that I don´t know how to explain in English (since I am just a Danish girl)

    Another good tip is to burn the chiffon on the outer side of the ruffle instead of making a seam on every piece. BUT please watch out. don´t burn the hole piece.

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    Sep 6, 2009, 02.45 PMby lynaldine

    sexy and modern top ! I love it. seems have a lot of work on it

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      Sep 6, 2009, 02.46 PMby lynaldine

      Where I can find the pattern miss ? thanks!

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    Sep 4, 2009, 09.57 PMby changes

    I think this is awesome! I am going to try it…Ill post it if it turns out. Thanks for the inspiration!!
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    Sep 4, 2009, 06.33 PMby thildehelt

    A good advice for all of you trying to make something similar in chiffon. - Instead of sewing a hem at the bottom of every ruffled piece, I burned it with a lighter. The fabric will melt when you burn it. It can be quite hard to make it even and pretty but practice makes perfect and its a lot easier then making a hem..

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    Sep 4, 2009, 06.31 PMby thildehelt

    Thank you all for your positive replies.

    It´s my first post on the internet eventhough it´s not my first design. I was ribbed of by a former employer. I worked for her for a year as an afterschool activity. I haven´t worked for her for a half year now and I have just seen one of my designs at her national design show. So now I wanna be able to prove whats mine and whats not..

    I wish you all the best of luck with your projects.

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    Sep 3, 2009, 03.31 PMby jeanf

    Luv it luv it luv it!!!

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    Sep 3, 2009, 01.36 PMby lala86

    great job! I was thinking in making a thank top with layered ruffles like your top has. but then the big doubt came up… do the ruffles come all from the top part and so they get wider and wider when getting close to the hem of the garment? or is there a basic top with the ruffles stiched onto?

    sorry for my bad English I hope you can help me.

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      Sep 4, 2009, 06.23 PMby thildehelt

      I made this one by adding the ruffle parts of chiffon to the bodice of jersey. If you sew all your layers on to the bodice at the top then it will probably be very thick at the top. By adding the sections one by one downwards on to the bodice you will get a more even look…… Just make sure your jersey bodice is a matching colour to your chiffon cause when the wind blows you will be busted… Ha Ha Ha.. good luck.

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      Sep 8, 2009, 01.25 AMby lala86

      thanks for the advise!

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    Sep 3, 2009, 08.34 AMby bohemiannow

    It’s gorgeous. You must think about making a dress with this method! Can one use the elastic stich of a sewing machine to sew the chiffon on the jersey ?

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      Sep 4, 2009, 06.26 PMby thildehelt

      Actually I am thinking about it. the only thing holding me back is the money issue. I have a bit of trouble finding cheap fabric without it being very bad quality.

      Yes I think that you can sew the chiffon on to the bodice by sewing with a elastic stich.. It would probably make it a lot easier.. Good Luck

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    Sep 2, 2009, 09.19 PMby nenasew

    Super cute. So young and modern.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 07.09 PMby sunnydays212003

    i really like this…very pretty

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