|Paco Peralta: Draped Top (Draped Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Sleeveless draped top. Has interesting V at the centre front which adds shape and fitting. Allowances made for a centre back zip if your fabric does not stretch. However, I made mine in sating (no stretch) and can still get the top on without a zip.
Small, medium and large. I graded between the medium and large over the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Paco's version is much more refined than mine, but could be down to the fabric used. My stain was drapey and shiny.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
No instructions included with the pattern but there's lots of advice on Paco Peralta's website and other sewing blogs.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. Finishing the armholes can be completed by any method you like. I drafted facings from the pattern, sewed them and understitched, then just a few tacks at the shoulder seams and underarms to hold them in place. This way there is no visible stitching on the outside.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've made this top many, many times already in everything from silk to T-shirt jersey. I will doubtless be making more.
This top is really more than just another cowl/draped neck blouse. I once made it eliminating the V and that version was shapeless and hideous. the extra precision that the V point demands is worth it for the overall fit. It's one of the little 'tricks' of a Paco Peralta pattern - simple lines but beautiful construction and fit.