Added Jul 26, 2014
i don’t usually wear beige, but this fabric is an exception. the base colour is beige, but since the print is pretty dominant, it doesn’t “feel” like beige. it has leopard skin print (ha! again, leopards!) that gradually evolves to flower print. thanks to those other colours in the print, i can actually wear this beige! i don’t know if you can see it from the pics, but one of the print colours is actually gold lam. gold leopard, imagine that!
i used Drape Drape 2 book’s pattern no. 2, called “one-piece side drape top”. even though the name is “top”, i actually wear it as a dress (i did not even alter the hemline, it is just this long… or i’m just that short). it’s asymmetrically shaped so that the drapes are only on the right side of the dress. and they weren’t kidding when they named the pattern “one-piece”, because the pattern actually is just one single piece, as in, there’s only one side seam (left side) in the whole dress. nifty, eh? so i completed this dress in about 2,5 hours. such a fun project for the summer, perfect for an impatient seamstress like me!
the only thing i altered was the fact that i added sleeves to this dress. the original pattern was sleeveless, so it was supposed to be a tank top. since i want to be able to wear this at work, i added small sleeves. worked like a charm!
about 1,3 m of viscose jersey (160 cm wide).
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