I made this before we went away in December and then forgot that I’d made it. I found it during a recent cull of clothing and was so delighted.
It’s from the drape drape 2 Japanese pattern book
It’s the second garment I’ve made from this book (the asymmetrical top being the other one), and I can’t wait to make this particular top again!
It goes brilliantly over my ruched tops, and teams well with my black Style Arc leggings and some black stretch trousers I made last year.
I find the baggy bit at the side a bit of a challenge. I keep wanting to turn it into a pocket and stick my hand in it.
and then a friend suggested that I pin it. I tried this, but couldn’t bear to stick a pin through the fabric, instead I used a magnet, which I quite like.
I’ve seen a lot of these around on various blogs and am pleased to have my own. Next one will be in a more wintry material with a better drape and perhaps some stripes. This one is a plain cotton knit, which would have been wonderful if I’d found it in time for the summer!
13 thoughts on “Drape drape 2 one piece side drape top”
Ah! Looks nice with the magnet! I love the red too.
Thanks Linda, I quite like the magnet effect too, but have to be careful because it falls off easily.
I use the side cowl as a pocket too. I wouldn’t have thought of ‘pinning’ it but it looks great. I love the Drape Drape books but some of the designs look a little challenging to wear. You look fabulous in your dress so making more is a great idea.
Yes, the patterns are quite weird, but there are enough reasonable ones to justify the purchase, I think!
I think it’s nice without the magnet too. Love your styling with black resulting in a very graphic outfit. Do you like to wear it? I made this dress last summer but finally gave it away bc I wasn’t feeling comfortable about the shape. Now your version and something similar I’ve seen at the fashion museum (I’ll send you a pic) make me reconsider the pattern.
I wasn’t sure at first, but I’ve now worn the top several times and can’t wait to make another. I think you should reconsider and totally own the odd shape ;).
I’ve never been too sure about the Drape Drape patterns but I must say that your dress looks very nice. Being a pocket addict I would have to use the drape as one. I love the red with the black, so striking.
You should try one of these, easy to make and easy to wear.
I love these draped designs. Very stylish.
Thanks Jean, you’d look great in this!
This looks great on you Sue! but then again I suspect you look good in everything, I have to admit I would be tempted to use the drape as a pocket too! what a good idea for a design feature. It’s like a double win 🙂
Interesting top and can see why the drape is so pocket perfect.
Thanks Sharon, my hand just gravitates into that drape!