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Make a Luxurious Layered Top

Aug 31, 2017
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Sumptuous tweeds and bouclés are difficult to resist. If you don’t feel like venturing into constructing a classic jacket-either tailored or quilted-try making a quick-to-sew pullover top that’s lined with silk. Think of it as a dressy T-shirt or sweatshirt, and pair it with velvet or faux-leather trousers or jeans, or toss it on over a body-skimming knit dress. The fabric will be the star of the outfit, and you’ll be comfortable and chic.

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Learn to sew this easy top by downloading the article.

Watch an Insider video tutorial on installing the silk lining so it finishes the sleeve hems.

Have you worked with a luxe tweed fabric before? What did you make? Tell us all about it in the comments section below, and post photos in the gallery.

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  1. Pyafu September 25th

    śliczne

  2. bartek31211 September 25th

    dobry temat

  3. Zkibi September 25th

    so nice

  4. Sefadoci September 22nd

    wery nice x

  5. Aristotelo September 22nd

    amazing article!

  6. Djujudy September 18th

    super artykuł

  7. Art-kris September 18th

  8. MaryHarris1977 September 17th

    Oh I definitely will try. I think that this is one of the best things that happened lately.

  9. Kobij September 15th

    I don't know what to think about this

  10. User avater capitalstudio September 14th

    Good post

  11. User avater capital studio September 14th

    nice post

  12. User avater Klehu September 14th

    I like this style

  13. User avater Djylu September 14th

    very bad top

  14. User avater Opuby September 13th

    I recently made this top, came out pretty good

  15. User avater Hkoni September 11th

    so nice

  16. User avater Nraty September 11th

    This is so amazing!

  17. malikk September 11th

    great article!

  18. User avater Vivef September 11th

    I did not know that way

  19. User avater Theka September 11th

    this makes a big impression

  20. User avater Slyna September 11th

    Such entries I love

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    The Insider: What I find most frustrating is having to sign in several times as the first time doesn't always work. Also some of the articles are available in Threads magazine which I do subscribe to.

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    Absolutely agree, it's absurd and it's a struggle every time. I subscribe to the magazine AND have an on-line log in as well, yet it takes multiple log ins to ever see any of the articles. Getting to be not worth the frustration and effort.

  23. LCJsew September 5th

    I totally agree with Jen. I recently re-subscribed with the added notion that I would be able to access the insider videos. Why subscribe to the magazine when many of the best articles get presented on the free part sooner or later?

    Over the years I have been frustrated that I cannot see the insider videos; why should I even open up an email from Threads if I will just be disappointed?

  24. user-4590035 September 5th

    I totall agree with Jen_NYC -I've been a subsriber for more years that I care to count, and I am NOT going to subscribe AGAIN for a different information channel. I am disappointed and annoyed. And considering cancelling my print subscription. Cooks Illustrated did the same thing and I cancelled that after being a subscriber for xx years also! Very annoying.

  25. IdaSew September 5th

    I totally agree with Jen_NYC about getting rid of the two tier system. I have subscribed to the magazine for years, and find it annoying, and frankly insulting, that I can't access the insider articles. If all I can access are reruns of the magazine articles, why should I subscribe to you newsletter at all? Editors, please reconsider.

  26. User avater Brucosa September 5th

    You have come up with interesting topic

  27. User avater Pizef September 5th

    That's how it goes

  28. User avater Jen_NYC August 31st

    I am disappointed that Threads blog posts "insider" articles that cannot be accessed by everyone - such as the How to Line a Top to the Edge posting. (I thought that I could access them because I have a subscription, but I cannot).

    Editors, I would like to suggest that Threads consider ending the "insider" two-tier system. As a subscriber to the magazine, I find it annoying and non-subscribers are probably turned-off by it. Thank you.

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