DIY Sassy Summer Top

Whip up this quick and easy ruffle top in less than an hour!
It is so fun to make and so sassy to wear!
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supplies:
1 yard of voile, silky cotton, knit (any fabric that has a nice drape and comes off the bolt at 54″ wide!)
1/4″ elastic
scissors
coordinating thread
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Fold your fabric selvage to selvage and cut  at 27″
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(I used a serger, but you can definitely just use your sewing machine!)
with the fabric still folded, cut off the selvage and sew//serge up that side of the fabric (make sure the right sides of the fabric are together!)
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Next, cut off 5″-6″ from the piece you just sewed (this will be your ruffle)
Hem the bottom of the ruffle you just cut off.
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align the seams of the ruffle piece and the body piece… right sides up.
Pin all the way around the top with the raw edges lined up.
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Serge//Sew around the top, removing pins as you go.
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turn the top WRONG SIDE OUT.
fold//press down 1/2″ at the top of the shirt. You will have the body AND the ruffle pieces being folded//pressed over.
Sew ALMOST all the way around creating a casing for your elastic.
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feed your elastic through the casing using a safety pin.
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to make the sash:
With the extra 1/4 yard of fabric, fold it in half long ways and sew all the way down the long side.
Turn it right side out & fold under the short ends & top stitch.

Now, go strut your sassy self!
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16 thoughts on “DIY Sassy Summer Top

  1. That is too cute!!! Looks straight out of a store. Too bad I am horrible with my sewing maching and can’t even cut fabric without messing something up! :p

  2. That’s it. I’m pinning your adorable adventures every day now so I’ve just committed to loving you and added you to my blogroll.

    Thanks for sharing! I love this!

  3. Hi! I just found your blog & I love it! I think I may actually try to make this top tonight! Or at least start it! 😉 I’ll have to send you pictures if it is presentable! Ha!!

  4. Cute cute! I am so going to try this! I’m thinking of what I could refashion though. My husband has a lot of shirts that he doesn’t wear anymore because they became too short in the wash. I bet I could do something with them with this tutorial! =)

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