Sew a Cordyline top
Intermediate | 46 min 17 sec
Formerly known as the "Sailor Top" and now called "Cordyline", this beloved wardrobe classic has been revamped and updated for more inclusive sizing, fitting bust-sizes between 32" - 56". Designers Jaime and Amber from Fancy Tiger Crafts take you step-by-step through this iconic top, which works up beautifully in light to medium-weight woven fabrics. Cordyline is fabulously wearable and is a great skill-builder for the advanced-beginner sewist. In this class, learn how to make a gathered yoke, insert raglan sleeves, and hem raw edges, along with other useful techniques. Be sure to download the included pattern and you’ll be whipping up this sassy staple in no time
Here’s what you’ll need:
You can find all the materials for this project at Fancy Tiger
  • Light to medium-weight woven fabric (yardage depends on size and fabric width – see pattern PDF for fabric requirements)
  • Thread in matching color
  • Tape (for taping paper pattern pieces together)
  • Paper scissors (for cutting out paper pattern pieces)
  • Fabric shears
  • Pinking shears
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Thread snips
  • Sewing gauge
  • Chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Sleeve board (optional)
  • Swedish tracing paper (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Assemble the pattern and cut out pieces
  • Create a gathered neckline
  • Make sleeve and neck facings
  • Create a hem
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by the well-known design team of Fancy Tiger on how to make your own sailor top
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
Class PDF
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Class Reviews
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Sarah Jones
Easy to follow along. Explained very well. Will definitely be adding this pattern to my things to make list. thank you so much!
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Kristy Aeschbocker
These gals sure have a lot of fun doing what they're doing! And they do it well and speak clearly. Thanks for a great top!!!!
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Claribel Rodriguez
The soothing voice brings confidence. Its awesome!
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