The Maria ‘Day to Night Drape Top’ certainly lives up to its name.
This one is definitely a ‘night’ top and I even wore it on Saturday night. You can read about this one here.
These two versions are definitely ‘day’ tops.
After much deliberation, I went up one size. I wanted two practical summer tops I could be comfortable in during the day without holding my stomach in or having to consider which bra to wear. (Unlike the ‘night’ version!)
The thicker jersey made a huge difference to the result of the drape. The yellow one being the thicker of the three.
The fabric? These are both cotton jersey. The gorgeous Kiwi came from my new local sewing shop Benjee Bee in Wakefield. This shop has only been open 4 months and I’ve just seen that she has started to sell on line. She has a small but perfectly formed selection of dress fabrics. What I particularly like about her range is the slight quirkiness to everything. Unique printed cotton, jersey, chiffon and crepe de chine from a unique lady.
The yellow and green floral jersey came courtesy of a £20 gift voucher for Dragon Fly Fabrics I received from winning a giveaway on the veryberryhandmade blog.
I would really recommend a look around the Dragon Fly Fabrics site. They specialise in dressmaking fabrics and have many, many fabrics that I’ve not come across anywhere else. Just nip over and take a look at their huge collection of coloured and printed linen and massive variety of jersey in cotton, viscose and bamboo, prints, plain or striped. A dressmakers paradise.
There is a discount code in this months Love sewing for Dragonfly Fabrics which I’ll definitely be taking advantage of!
Again I used a strip of iron-on stretch interfacing along the bottom before using my twin needle to double stitch the hem. Works every time to prevent a wavy bottom!
I think you can buy this in a strip but I just cut it from a larger piece.
I’m meeting my mum at Abakhan, Mostyn this Saturday so I’m going to look out for some ‘slinky’ jersey with the weight of the kiwi jersey but with a bit of a sheen and probably make it up in a size somewhere in between.
Have any of you got a favourite pattern, you make up again and again?