Marc Jacobs Inspired Embellished Top Project

Last spring I created a top for SewStylish that was inspired by the Marc Jacobs Resort collection that season. For photography reasons, I had to go with bright colors (as you can see below), but I would love to do this again in more muted colors for myself. I’m thinking a taupe top with black ribbon might be nice for this summer. The entire tutorial is now on the SewStylish blog, and features very clear how-to photographs on how you can recreate the look, too.


My version of the ribbon-embellished top as photographed by Jack Deutsch


How-to photographs by Sloan Howard.

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. This looks so easy! I have some metallic ribbons at home and an old skirt I want to try this on. I think it could make a great treatment on a hemline!

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