Infinity drape top

Added Sep 22, 2011

by sewgrannysew

Singapore, Singa...

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I was recently asked to use up some odd shaped, odd sized, remnant scraps; to design a fashion piece. I was stunned at first as this is the first time I had to deal with scraps such as these. I then began to drap these on my mannequin to see how much I could cover.

I am a big fan of convertible clothes, and since there was not enough to make a dress, I made a blouse with unlimited ways of wearing it….from casual to cocktail…cape to skirt and even jumpsuit! It can be worn back or front, upside down, on sideways, twisted, depending on your mood (but not inside out, I am trying to work arount that too). Best of all, it’s one size fit all…..I am really happy with the way it turned out.

I hope to make more :D

Material Notes

Best suited for Synthetic knits, crinkle, bias or stretch.

Difficulty

Advanced

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For
Women
Garment Type
Tops

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    Nov 15, 2011, 04.58 PMby shkoober

    Hmm, I still can’t figure this out! HELP!

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    Sep 22, 2011, 02.41 PMby shkoober

    convertible clothes are fantastic and this is a really great piece (s)! did you just use 2 tubes with some straps?

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    Sep 22, 2011, 05.49 AMby Phamburger

    So cool! Mind sharing your secreT? :D

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      Sep 23, 2011, 01.50 AMby sewgrannysew

      Thanks, shkoober and Phamburger. Yes, two tubes, and there is no secret, just using up scraps and sew as I draped (no pattern pieces either). The original infinity dress had two sashes, but I found them too cumbersome to handle. So I had one sash extended from the lower part of the bubble hem, leaving a tunnel which held and hid the long strap used in the other style. This also acts as a weight for the bubble hem. The sash had to be made in this way because of the long, oddly shaped remnant which could not be cut up for anything else. Some parts of the tubes were joined like patchwork to make a flat rectangle piece for the tubes. The nature of this fabric made the seaming almost inconspicuous.. the elastic edge had bias strips strategically placed on the inside to allow for manipulation and anchor for the sash and straps. Having lots of pins and a mannequin certainly made the work much easier and faster. If you do not have a mannequin, ask a friend to be your model (but try not to prick her with those pins, ya?)….HAPPY SEWING! :D …Oh, when you are done, don’t forget to post your infinity top/dress, ya?. I would love to be inspired by your finished project too!

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