About the Day-to-Night Drape Top
The Day-to-night Drape top is a lovely versatile top with a draped cowl neckline. It is sleeveless, but the sleeves from the Birgitte Basic Tee fits this pattern as well and are included in the pattern, and together they make a very elegant long sleeved top.
Make it in a soft rayon jersey in a colour that suits you well for an elegant look or make it in a fun print or a shiny fabric for a night on the town.
The back neckline and armholes can either be finished with Fold Over Elastic or invisible elastic.
This pattern includes all sizes from XS – 4XL.
This pattern is available as a printed pattern OR a .PDF download, which you will be able to download right after ordering.
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You can then print the pattern on your home printer (A4 or letter) and easily assemble it following the instructions included in the instructions.
This pattern also includes an A3-version which allows you to print it on an A3 printer, should you have access to one. And a Ao/36″ version to print at your local copy-shop.
This pattern is designed for stretch jerseys (containing elastane – sometimes called lycra or spandex) with drape. A modal or viscose jersey would be absolutely perfect!
For fabric that is 145 cm wide (57″) you need 75 cm (30″) for size XS and S, 80 cm (32″) for size M, 85 cm (34″) for size L and XL, 90cm (36″ – 1 yard) for size 2XL, 95 cm (38″) for size 3XL and 100 cm ( 1 yrd 4″) for size 4XL. Just about a yard of fabric for a lovely top!
If you make size 3XL or 4XL and the fabric is narrower than 145 cm, you might need to double the fabric amount. Add extra fabric for sleeves.
If using Fold Over Elastic (FOE):
150 cm (2 yards) of Fold Over Elastic for back neckline and armholes.
If using invisible elastic:
150 cm of invisible elastic for back neckline and armholes.
Tips to help you sew your Day-to-Night drape top:
There are many tips and hints to help you sew and fit jersey-tops over on the blog. Here is one to get you started