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Drape Drape 2 Top #4

February 7, 2018

This is my second time making this pattern from Hisako Sato’s second Drape Drape pattern book. I really like the design, but I still have some issues with the end product, some of which are my fault and some the pattern.

Pattern: Drape Drape 2 Top #4

Fabric: a thin, almost tissue weight, jersey from SR Harris. Pretty sure this is a misprint, like a lot of fabrics at SR, because half the width is printed with a dyed plaid print and the other half is plain white. It is so soft! But this is definitely a summer shirt.

This picture looks blurry, but no that’s just how the fabric is

Design Likes/Dislikes: It’s really fun that this whole top is just one pattern piece, although that makes cutting out more difficult on my table, and as before I like the drape. I raised the neckline about an inch on the pattern but that was not enough by a long shot. Could be that my fabric stretched out but I think the neck just needs to get a ton smaller. I also forgot to use binding and instead just turned the edge over, so I need to make better notes in the pattern of where to bind edges… it might benefit from having bound arm holes too since the more normal shaped sleeve (my left) always stretches out while hemming (this happened on my first version too which makes me think it’s because of the fabric grain).

Sizing and Fit: Same size as last time, Large I believe.

Changes: Raised the neckline, but will have to shrink it considerably more next time. I was constantly messing with it the day I wore this to work (which was a bad idea anyways because it was way too cold).

For Next Time: I’ll probably try this one at least one more time because I think it’s more dressed up than a standard t-shirt, but still comfortable like a t-shirt. Maybe in fabric with a little more weight though.

~Molly

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2018 12:06 pm

    It’s cute. I like how the print shows off the grain changes.

  2. February 9, 2018 8:34 am

    Err. WP wouldn’t post my comment.

    Cute top and I love the “misprint” with this pattern!!!

  3. February 12, 2018 9:08 am

    Love this! The fabric is a really good choice for this pattern. I’ve made this up a couple of times and always felt the neckline was too low for my comfort level, too, so I cut it a couple of cm higher.

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