Ruffle Swing Top
by Katy & Laney Follow

I hesitated a moment while examining my top for the first time in the mirror. It is so loose and ruffley I worried that no one would understand my little darling. And then it occurred to me, I SEW WHAT I WANT! So while this top won’t be for everyone, I’m smitten. The top was completed Tuesday morning and I’ve already worn it twice. Today is Wednesday. I currently love wearing it with a blazer because the ruffle explodes from the bottom of the coat.  This ruffle will not be contained! I’m also looking forward to wearing it with a little pair of shorts in the summer.

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  • sewinginthewind commented 8 years ago

    So cute! 

    Katy & Laney replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!

  • TheMissLinds commented 8 years ago

    oh dang this is CUTE!!

    Katy & Laney replied 8 years ago


    TheMissLinds replied 8 years ago

    also - need to make this - did you just modify the saiph pattern?

    Katy & Laney replied 8 years ago

    You could certainly use the Saiph pattern to create this top. It might be the easiest method. The only difference between mine and the Saiph (as far as I can tell) is french darts. I actually drafted this top from a bodice sloper. Instead of pinching in the front darts I just left them open to create extra fullness and smoothed out the bottom hem with a hip curve. I used the same method in the back and added a wedge to the center back for 4 inches of extra fullness at the hem. The ruffle is made from two rectangles 8 inches by 45 inches. I could send you a PDF of the pattern pieces (all three of them) if you like.

    TheMissLinds replied 8 years ago

    That would be awesome - i'd love to give this a try :)

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