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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.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge


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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