Drape Drape- top No. 4
As promised here is my latest sewing project!
It all started when I received these two items in the mail-
which I ordered online after creeping every blogger who has ever sewn drape drape and swooning for hours… as you can see they are already littered with little stick-its for each project I want to sew!
But I figured I should start out simple, and with Me-Made-May coming up, I thought something that is very every-day wearable would be a good choice as well. So I picked the no.4 top, which is essentially a modified T-shirt.
This pattern has three pieces that you have to put together, so I did each one a different colour, then I colour coded that into the book so I would remember what piece is what. (look at me thinking ahead, so clever)
I selected this green slinky knit with multicoloured pussy willows on it.
Standing awkwardly in my new shirt – I like that it almost has this effect of the pussy willows flying away in the wind over my shoulder- like they are being blown out of this vortex in the really drape-y bit and fleeing away! 🙂
As you can see it has a very draped side- which I really love
Obligatory funny pose:
I felt I needed to do this pose below because there is so much fabric and freedom on the one side of this top that you can really stretch in it!
It’s funny- I actually made this top today, and took the pictures today and I wasn’t planning on being photo ready at all but when I got my camera out I was like- ‘well I better put some concealer on, and yeah, better fill my eyebrows in too, and maybe a little mascara won’t hurt- and my lips look awfully pale’. But then I looked up at my hair in an awful messy bun and I was like ‘meh- ain’t got time for that’. It’s funny what people get hung up on- for me it is much more about the face than the hair lol.- sorry about the messy hair : P
Here is a close-up of the binding, I finished it with a little zig-zag stitch so that it would stretch- and I quite like the finish! Maybe a little more home-made in look but I think it goes with the eccentricity of the fabric and cut.