How to Sew a Statement Christmas Party Top

Pekgee Peggy
by Pekgee Peggy
5 Materials
1 Hour

It’s starting to feel pretty festive around here! In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create this romantic, off-shoulder statement top that’s perfect for your upcoming Christmas party.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Soft, tulle fabric in 3 colors 
  • Sewing machine
  • Stretchy lining fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thin elastic thread
Preparing fabric

1. Prepare your fabric

Cut a long strip of tulle fabric that is 7” in height.

2. Gather in the middle

Sew a straight line down the middle of the tulle with a gathering sewing tool.

Sewing down the middle of the tulle

3. Make two more gathered tulle pieces

Repeat twice more on your other colored tulle fabrics.

Gathered tulle pieces

4. Cut fabric for the inner part of the top

To create a shirred texture for the base of your crop top, use a stretchy and lightweight fabric.

Cut out a large rectangle to match your torso size. Sew a seam along all edges.

Cutting fabric

5. Make top and bottom seam

Insert thin, elastic thread into a bobbin and sew the top and bottom seams.

Crop top base piece

6. Make the lines of the shirred texture

To make the lines, go down 1 cm (0.39”) from the top and for the other lines, maintain 1 cm between them. 

Marked fabric

Attaching pieces

7. Attach tulle pieces to the shirred base

Stitch the tulle onto the base of the crop top.

Attaching pieces

Mix the colored tulle randomly to create a hologram effect. Attach each piece and cut off the excess.

Attaching pieces

Extra infomation

You should end up with a fluffy piece like this:

Progress shot

8. Close the crop top

After the strip is completely covered in tulle, join the ends together and hem it.

Here’s a peek at the inside before the fabric becomes a top.

Closing the crop top

Here is the final result:

Completed DIY Christmas crop top

Christmas party top

I’m so pleased with how this Christmas party top came out. If you plan to make your own DIY statement top, I’d love to see yours in the comments below.

Happy holidays!

Suggested materials:
  • Soft, tulle fabric in 3 colors
  • Sewing machine
  • Stretchy lining fabric
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