Monday, 5 June 2017

FO: Drapey Drop Top in sparkles

Earlier this year I noticed quite a few interesting draped tops around the internet and discovered the Drop Dress and Top by Made-it Patterns. I made this back in March.
 
I had a couple of fabrics that I wanted use, but it took me ages to choose! I ended up with this sparkly jersey that I bought on Goldhawk Road a couple of years ago. It has sparkles stuck to the surface of the fabric and also a silvery thread going through the yarn on the knit. At the time I bought it was planning to make a version of a dress in Crew Clothing, but I decided that it would be too Star Trek-y for me. 
The instructions for the top were easy to follow, and they included doing a type of neckline binding that I hadn't done for a long time. I was a bit concerned it would be too bulky, but it actually turned out really nicely.
Here are a few pictures of me wearing it - we went out for dinner and to the theatre the day after I made it and I sparkled my way through a local disco the day after!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen these pictures already.  Very excitingly, Made-it Patterns saw it and asked if they could repost!

I am looking forward to making it in a more light weight fabric for the summer, although with the sudden change in the weather I could easily be wearing this one today.