I am managing – just – to keep sewing through my stash. The Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top doesn’t require much fabric so it’s perfect for using up bits! This top uses up the last of what feels like metres & metres of John Kaldor print viscose jersey. I’ve made two tops for me, a dress for a friend and this top and I finally have only little bits left! I love the way this jersey drapes and it makes a much better top than the poly-jerseys that I used for Daughter No1’s versions. Needless to say, Daughter No2 loves the top, and plans to wear it loads, even though it’s getting cold & the top has no sleeves.
Construction wise, I only used the clear elastic on the back neckline and simply turned under the allowance on the armholes. It definitely makes for a neater finish with no pulling or unnecessary stretching. Only using the sewing machine for the elastic and twin needle for the hems & armholes, the overlocker makes this top such a quick & easy make.
I can see this being a much used pattern, especially as it uses so little fabric! I might make both girls a sparkly number for Christmas if I can find the right stretch & sparkle.
I took advantage of Pendle Stitches‘ fabric de-stash (sale) and bought three pieces of really lovely fabric that arrived on Friday. On showing Daughter No2 my haul & offering her the lot, she decided pretty much instantly on what she wanted, so the next couple of projects will be vintage, or modern patterns with hints of the vintage look she’s after.