Miss Bossy says Drape Drape 1 #1 my dear!

So, you voted and I obeyed! Please meet Drape Drape 1’s Top #1 in a lusciously slinky red knit, sewn as drafted without pattern alterations! It’s as deliciously drapey and dangerous as it appears – this is the XL from Hisako Sato’s  iconic book.

I used an english version of the Japanese book and I did find the instructions lacked a little in translation – “flat-fell seams” meaning ‘join the seam allowances together’ anyone?, but the visuals as always were fabulous & if you’ve sewn a draped front top before, this will come together quickly.

I also paired it with an Iconic Sammy Cami – a free pattern download from Iconic Patterns (home of the Jess Jeans!) which is a spaghetti strap camisole, perfect for layering under draped tops like this or sheer ones. I sewed the size 12 in the Cami, giving me a neutral ease fit, I did shorten the straps to 21cm as the pattern is designed to be tight fitting and my bust would have indicated a size 8.

I’ve left more details over on my blog the Somnolent Dachshund and a Pattern Review

8 thoughts on “Miss Bossy says Drape Drape 1 #1 my dear!

  1. Very nice look together! I might have said it before, I love the whole drape drape series, though I never “read” it. I just look and sew 🙂
    It’s a little bit like translating ikea directions, it never really works.
    Love the whole ensemble!
    Herzliche Grüße,
    rebecca

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    • Thanks Rebecca, ‘Ikea directions’ is the perfect comparison! – I love the pictures and only really noticed the written ones in this book because they were so different from the succinct ones in the next book 😉 The designs are universally interesting and the more I see them sewn up, the more I realise just how wonderful they are!

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  2. Looks awesome. Love the red. Flat feel is similar to French but is stitched down for strength and stability. It’s typically used in jeans.

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    • Thanks Dede, yes, that was my understanding as well 😉 This pattern uses it to describe stitching the seams right sides together, then overlocking the seam allowances together and pressing to one side. For the second & third books in the series, they’ve changed to simply stating “sew the shoulders”

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