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Posted on:7/1/14 9:20 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
Fabric:Polyester Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
One-piece side drape top

Pattern Sizing:
S-XL I cut the S/M

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. The draping effect changes depending on your fabric choice.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were very easy to follow, but I chose to forgo them for this simple top. The diagrams and patterns in this book appear to be more daunting than they are.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that this is a simple top that looks more stylish and complicated than it is. I liked how easy it was to construct. It has one side seam and 2 shoulder seams. It is one of the easiest pieces to make in the Drape Drape 2 book.

I dislike tracing and piecing patterns together. I HATE this part of sewing patterns and have passed on wonderful patterns if this is a requirement. I received these books as a gift from a friend and I knew I had to get over it to enjoy these wonderful books. It was worth it.

Fabric Used:
A lightweight polyester knit I purchased at an estate sale for one and a striped cotton jersey for the other.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I stitched the shoulder and side seams together before adding the binding. The pattern suggests doing it differently, but I found it simpler to stitch right sides together and flip binding to inside and then top-stitched it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I cut three of these in different weights to experiment with the draping. I like the look of them and the ease of wearing them. If you are used to piecing patterns, this will be a breeze for you. If you are reluctant to cut and piece patterns, this is an easy introduction. I am excited to make other garments in the books.
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petro said...
So summery! Perfect on you.
7/3/14 9:09 AM
popo said...
Yours turned out great! I attempted the same dress a while ago. I wanted to add length since it was way to short but I didn't like the result so it went in the wadder pile. It looks so cute on you that I might try to make it again.
7/2/14 5:05 PM
beanchor said...
Thanks everyone! Now that the hard part (pattern prep) is over, I am sure to make this over and over. Of course, a hand stitched one is in the line-up.
7/2/14 2:21 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Stunning! Looks like you found just the right fabric for it, too. I'm with you on the tracing, but I've made my peace with taping together PDF downloads. That doesn't bother me at all anymore.
7/2/14 11:28 AM
TJSEWS said...
Both of these turned out beautifully. They look so comfy too. Great job!
7/2/14 11:22 AM
DorothyK said...
Love how they both came out. I have these books and you have inspired me to use them. Kudos for hanging in there for the pattern preparation. Now that it's done, I'm sure you will use the pattern over and over. Such a nice, comfortable, yet unique dress.
7/2/14 10:01 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Absoutely beautiful! Love everything about it!
7/2/14 9:06 AM
dotes said...
I love it!!
7/2/14 9:02 AM
MrsCharisma said...
7/2/14 9:00 AM
lamstu said...
Totally cute and unique! Great job
7/2/14 8:17 AM
Annie P said...
Great dresses, great review.
7/2/14 3:42 AM
Scheri said...
Had to drop in to say you look Fabulous! This pattern is so cute, but not a pattern that would be attractive for all body types. You make this pattern shine :)
7/2/14 1:37 AM
jenleeC said...
Great dress! You will definitely turn heads in this one!
7/2/14 0:37 AM
Deepika said...
I love this! Great fabric choice too. Check out the number 4 top also. Super flattering.
7/2/14 0:11 AM
ggf2005 said...
You wear it well, beautiful!
7/2/14 0:00 AM
SewWil said...
Very cute!!!These looks great on you!
7/1/14 11:44 PM
PurpleTurtle said...
This dress is precious on you!
7/1/14 10:43 PM
ArtAttack said...
GORGEOUS and SO totally made for you! Love it!
7/1/14 10:43 PM
Re Becca said...
Super cute and perfect for summer. I bet this is so comfortable!
7/1/14 9:33 PM
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