Adventures in Drape Drape

Added Sep 19, 2011

by madebymeg

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The adventure started when I bought 3 yards of flannel on sale for $5/yd at the fabric store. I wanted to make some sort of deconstructed flannel top in the spirit of the twisted button-ups I’ve been making. I originally intended to use it with the Tuck Drape Tunic Blouse pattern, but after sleeping on it I decided that the Drape Drape Dress was more of what I was after (I’m still dying to try the tunic though!).

For me the best part was adjusting the pattern to make it resemble a deconstructed button-down flannel shirt. I narrowed the neckband, added buttons and a collar, and made the sleeves with cuffs and button closures. I also removed about 4 inches from the total length by recutting the arm holes and neck lower. To cinch the waist and make it flare at the bottom, I added belt loops to work with a belt I already owned. The final result is a surprising take on the classic flannel.

For more info and tips on sewing with the Drape Drape books, check out MadeByMeg.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Casual, Classic, Grunge
Material
Flannel

Credits

Drape Drape Vol. 1

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    Feb 1, 2012, 10.49 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    This is so chic. Inspiring. Fab job!

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    Sep 26, 2011, 11.21 AMby urbandon

    Very cool manipulation of the pattern.

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    Sep 23, 2011, 05.40 PMby magdamagda

    this is one pretty cool thing! sending it to my favs!

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    Sep 21, 2011, 12.28 PMby melongrowergirl

    Catched my eyes! Very cool draping! Like your style!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 04.02 PMby mahaila

    Really interesting look. The draping makes the shirt very unique:)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 02.09 PMby lala86

    AMAZING!! I love the final look I think this is a very versatile creation congrats!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 11.09 AMby milkyway

    Amazing, really original,

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    Sep 19, 2011, 08.32 AMby Another Dress

    That’s really awesome, I love it. I’m so envious of people like you that can take a pattern and turn it into something else. Well done !

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    Sep 19, 2011, 05.50 AMby libbysharf

    wow! so cute and comfy, also very unique. I love asymmetric clothes :-)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 03.25 AMby poppykettle

    Funky chicken :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 03.10 AMby woman

    love it! and love the bangs :-)

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