|Pattern Description: |
pattern #5 from drape drape 3 is a large, oversized tunic with a deep V neck, a deep back neckline, and arms left open to create slits. batwing sleeves join to the rest of the tunic and create a sort of spherical effect.
OSFA, but the tunic opening is rather tiny, so i am not sure how that sizing ends up working out!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
yes! i was pleasantly surprised to discover how well drafted the patterns are and how much they resemble the illustrations and the photographs.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
the instructions were in japanese, but judging from the english translations of previous books, they are about on par with burda instructions. YMMV.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
i loved the huge, oversized shape and the open arms. i thought that made the top flirtatious and daring. i also liked that this is one of the options scaled for wovens instead of knits.
cotton lawn in graphic print from mood fabrics.
trim is self-made bias tape in silk/cotton cammo print from mood fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
none. i am not sure if alterations or design changes are possible on this pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
it is SO unique, but on the other hand, the oversized shape is surprisingly easy to wear. i could see having a few of these around for anything from a nice lazy weekend or an evening on the town, depending on the fabric.
love it! drape drape fanatic, right here.
full blog post and additional photos at puu's door of time.