Drape Drape OK? – The PicturesPosted: February 18, 2014
So today the picture feature seems to be working so here we go….
As you can see the finished garment looks weird (and is a monster to fold) but that is what gives you the wonderful drape.
The instructions were to bind the neckline but I went with the easy option of a 4cm strip, folded in half, and sewn at a slight tension round the opening before anchoring with another row of stitching. Easy, fast, fine.
The front view of the top doesn’t quite give the impression of how low this neckline goes as it is leaning to the back. Next version will have the neck raised by the recommended 10cm (Thanks Melissa!). The back view shows the amount of cloth in this garment – it is huge! The left sleeve is a pretty normal kimono type sleeve but the right is just a hole in the seam at the top of the fold. I like the idea but I think that my pattern needs some attention to fitting.
I also need to find a photographer who will mention that the back is folded up before they take the photos and clear off back to their newspaper!
I will probably wear this as I love the fabric – but I really need to try again in a different size, with a raised neckline, to see if that is better. A reasonable first draft.