Saturday, 12 March 2016

Draped Top

I finally got organised enough to sit down and make something from my lovely birthday present last year!  The Great British Sewing Bee have a book called sew your own wardrobe and it is filled with gorgeous clothes.

I had some time this week so I sat down to make this draped top.

It looked fun and a great light top to wear in the summer.

I was gifted a voucher so I popped off to get some fabric and found this gorgeous orange printed light cotton.

All in all this pattern is quite simple to make - only 3 pieces to cut out which is always a bonus!  Because of the simplistic nature of the top the seams need to be kept quite neat and it is really important to be precise in the measurements.

Anyway - this is the finished piece.  I have to admit I love it and will be making a few more out of this design.

 The only adjustments I would make to the pattern is to make it a little longer - this is great with high waisted things.  But I would like to wear it with some lower cut jeans without showing my stomach!

Has anyone else tried anything from the sewing bee books?  What should I try next???