Added May 20, 2013
Book: Drape Drape 2; Pattern: no. 2 one-piece side draped top; Fabric: green crepe satin.
Green Leaf is the second version that I make of this japanese pattern. The first one was more informal and made in a red silk knit. A friend saw this first variation, loved it and suggested me to make a dressier version. And so I did!
Because my fabric was much finer than the one recommended in the book (plain knits) I decided to add front and back facings. So I drafted the facing pieces with the help of the original pattern. Now that I see the final result I believe that was a mistake since the facings bring ugly marks to the outside of the garment.
I should have not placed the facings or maybe just make them less wide. So that’s something that I’m gonna to have to fix. Maybe the fabric wasn’t the best choise for this type of pattern. However, besides the facing problem I think the top is not bad at all, the drape looks great and in general it’s neatly sewn.
L 110 cm x W150cm crepe back satin, L 30 cm x W 110cm light weight fusible interfacing, 140 cm bias tape.
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