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Printed Drape Top

Added Mar 30, 2011

by madebymeg

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Description

This is one of those pieces that takes on a life of its own. Because the pattern is so unusual, it was almost impossible to plan out how the print would work, so the design came together only as I sewed up the final seams. It turned out to be a very busy print, so I decided to leave off the skirt and just wear it as a top.

The fabric itself is soft and warm, and the top is perfectly comfortable. I wouldn’t, however, try reaching your hands anywhere above your bellybutton; it is not a very practical piece. But fun nevertheless.

The challenge of this garment is following the pattern. In classic Burda style, there are no pictures to accompany the always vague instructions, and because it is not a very traditional construction (e.g. sew side seams of skirt together, attach waistband), it was pretty hard to figure out. I had to use every bit of information out there: the Burda picture of the finished garment, the line drawing, and cooi’s Jersey Drape Dress.

For those of you about to brave this pattern (it is fairly simple if you know what you’re doing), I documented the steps I followed, complete with pictures. Who knows, I might even make it up again as a dress. Check it out at: MadeByMeg

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Apr 29, 2011, 01.35 PMby nikkishell

    Looks great!

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