Finally here is the result of my first Drape Drape 2 project. I actually finished the dress/top about 2 weeks ago but just haven’t had a chance to edit the photos and post the update.
Absolutely love this lycra knit, it has been sitting in my stash for well over a year … maybe two, just waiting for the right project. Totally happy with the result even though the shiny texture did make it a little slippery and difficult to handle, and there was a wee bit of unpicking and re-sewing around the armholes. Worth the extra effort in the end!
I might experiment next time with a slightly longer version and may even add some more draping if the fabric is soft enough. At the suggested length this is a great versatile pattern that can be worn as a dress or pulled up as a top over jeans.
The Japanese instructions were pretty easy to follow with a little help from google translate and a couple of other helpful bloggers. If you are looking for some translated Japanese sewing terms HERE are a few of the basic ones to help you out.