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Made by a Fabricista: Augustina Top Pattern Hack

Hello fellow sewers! I hope y’all  had a great summer! I don’t know about you but my favorite season is summer. I love wearing flowy dresses specially tiered ones. Speaking of tiered dresses, I decided to hack one of my favorite patterns ever into a tiered dress. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen the Agustina top that I’ve made many many many times. This is a free pattern from fabric-store.com.

I love this top because first of all IT’S EASY! There’s only 4 pattern pieces.  This is a perfect beginner friendly sewing pattern. This was my 4th time making it but this time I made it into a dress. I cut a size 2. No alterations made. This pattern is pretty straight forward. You start by sewing the front and back bodice, then sew the neck binding, and lastly the sleeves. The pattern calls for a 1cm seam allowance.

To hack this dress I shorten it by cutting 7” from both front and back. To make the tiers I followed a tutorial form Seamwork. I only made two tiers of 12” wide. That falls right above my knee. I am 5’5.

I love this hack because you can turn any top into a tiered dress. This is super easy! I love that you can customize it however you’d like! Have fun designing your dress!

Let’s talk about the fabric. It’s Fabric Mart's Light Denim Blue Chambray. I posted a few teaser clips on Instagram and so many already fell in love with the color. I love how light and flowy this fabrics drapes. It was a great fabric to work with. I used my serger to finish edges. I want to order more in the future and make a collar blouse with it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my dress. If you are looking for a new challenge, turn your favorite top pattern into a tiered dress! 

ANALI  @makesbyanali


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics in the following categories: CHAMBRAY.

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  1. Love your tiered dress. It looks so very comfortable and care free. Thanks for idea.

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  2. What a great idea! Your dress is very nice!

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