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Make a Luxurious Layered Top

Photo: Jack Deutsch

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.





Comments (52)

Felirger Felirger writes: Great!
Posted: 7:22 am on September 22nd

Sikgers Sikgers writes: Great!
Posted: 6:44 am on September 22nd

Sefadoci Sefadoci writes: wery nice x
Posted: 6:22 am on September 22nd

Aristotelo Aristotelo writes: amazing article!
Posted: 5:42 am on September 22nd

Genturs Genturs writes: Wow!
Posted: 4:00 am on September 22nd

Klurnet Klurnet writes: Great!
Posted: 2:39 am on September 22nd

Djujudy Djujudy writes: super artykuł
Posted: 6:47 am on September 18th

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Posted: 4:47 am on September 18th

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Posted: 3:55 am on September 18th

Art-kris Art-kris writes:
Posted: 2:53 am on September 18th

MaryHarris1977 MaryHarris1977 writes: Oh I definitely will try. I think that this is one of the best things that happened lately.
Posted: 2:55 pm on September 17th

Wlake Wlake writes: Very good!
Posted: 7:15 am on September 15th

krak-optic krak-optic writes: ok
Posted: 5:28 am on September 15th

Jowof Jowof writes: brillant
Posted: 4:51 am on September 15th

Nhyleli Nhyleli writes: nie przykuł mojej uwagi ten artykuł
Posted: 4:01 am on September 15th

Kobij Kobij writes: I don't know what to think about this
Posted: 3:56 am on September 15th

Rowann Rowann writes: wow great!
Posted: 7:42 am on September 14th

capitalstudio capitalstudio writes: Good post
Posted: 6:37 am on September 14th

misskosmetyczek misskosmetyczek writes: Nice
Posted: 5:48 am on September 14th

Irek1 Irek1 writes: Good
Posted: 3:43 am on September 14th

capital studio capital studio writes: nice post
Posted: 2:50 am on September 14th

Klehu Klehu writes: I like this style
Posted: 2:39 am on September 14th

Djylu Djylu writes: very bad top
Posted: 2:11 am on September 14th

Opuby Opuby writes: I recently made this top, came out pretty good
Posted: 8:40 am on September 13th

literyzmetalu literyzmetalu writes: Amazing
Posted: 1:49 am on September 13th

Vusyves Vusyves writes: Super
Posted: 8:59 am on September 12th

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Posted: 7:38 am on September 12th

Barcaw231 Barcaw231 writes: NICE!
Posted: 10:09 pm on September 11th

Mumya Mumya writes: avesome
Posted: 8:46 am on September 11th

Mumya Mumya writes: avesome
Posted: 8:46 am on September 11th

Hkoni Hkoni writes: so nice
Posted: 7:55 am on September 11th

Nraty Nraty writes: This is so amazing!
Posted: 6:32 am on September 11th

malikk malikk writes: great article!
Posted: 5:52 am on September 11th

Vivef Vivef writes: I did not know that way
Posted: 4:41 am on September 11th

Togya Togya writes: Bad article
Posted: 3:53 am on September 11th

Theka Theka writes: this makes a big impression
Posted: 2:29 am on September 11th

Slyna Slyna writes: Such entries I love
Posted: 2:04 am on September 11th

kancelaria-ppz kancelaria-ppz writes: Good
Posted: 1:24 am on September 11th

badea badea writes: 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.
Posted: 12:18 pm on September 7th

polroll polroll writes: Good
Posted: 2:22 am on September 6th

Ilazu Ilazu writes: wow.
Posted: 2:13 am on September 6th

bexa1 bexa1 writes: Amazing!
Posted: 1:39 am on September 6th

Zulu40 Zulu40 writes: 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.
Posted: 8:55 pm on September 5th

LCJsew LCJsew writes: 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?
Posted: 4:03 pm on September 5th

user-4590035 user-4590035 writes: 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.

Posted: 2:40 pm on September 5th

IdaSew IdaSew writes: 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.
Posted: 11:47 am on September 5th

Brucosa Brucosa writes: You have come up with interesting topic
Posted: 8:37 am on September 5th

Pizef Pizef writes: That's how it goes
Posted: 8:27 am on September 5th

Hernis Hernis writes: Cool!
Posted: 6:22 am on September 5th

Kekaf Kekaf writes: bad news
Posted: 5:59 am on September 5th

sigmat sigmat writes: Nice!
Posted: 2:23 am on September 5th

Jen_NYC Jen_NYC writes: 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.
Posted: 2:02 pm on August 31st

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