Monday, September 06, 2010

Draped Greekness

The "Mighty Aphrodite" from Hot Patterns made my must sew list.

Here it is in a very lightweight rayon knit from Metro Textiles in NYC. I am wearing the shirt with blue pants to show the contrast. I plan to wear it with less contrasting (khaki) colored pants. The knit is so sheer that one can see the color of the pants underneath, here.

I think I like the draped sleeve a lot - the pattern shows one sleeve ruched (draped) and the other plain. The next version of this I make will be in black or purple, and I will make both sleeves draped.
I have seen this drawstring feature on clothing for years - first on Michael Stars T-shirts, and now it's everywhere. I think the drawstring trend might be slightly beyond its apex but I don't care. I love this feature!Thanks to my dear husband, Nick, for contributing (as always) his photographic skills. Nick is very good with his camera - uses exposure settings, flash, and so on, to get the best photo possible.

13 comments:

a little sewing on the side said...

What an interesting top. The two different sleeves look so good. Looks very nice on you!

Gigi said...

Gorgeous! I am such a sucker for draping and drawstrings. This looks really great on you. I must add it to my wish list!

Gail said...

Not sure that the assymetric sleeves are for me, but it does look great on you. Love the draping.

Anonymous said...

You look like a million bucks in this shirt! Love the way it drapes

Isabelle said...

Great top, Barbara!

meredithp said...

Love it!

Gorgeous Things said...

That looks fantastic on you! I have been holding off on this pattern, but I think I'll have to cave and get it.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love all the design details, including the unmatching sleeves. Very chic.

Little Hunting Creek said...

That is so pretty! I love the draping - and IMHO it is never out of style

Lynne said...

It's a great top. I would probably do both sleeves the same, but I love the options. I'm a huge fan of HotPatterns...I may have to give this pattern a second look! Well done!

Lynne said...

It's a great top. I would probably do both sleeves the same, but I love the options. I'm a huge fan of HotPatterns...I may have to give this pattern a second look! Well done!

Kathryn, aka fzxdoc said...

Beautiful top, very goddess-y. You chose the perfect weight knit for it.

Elle said...

Wow, you look great in this. So would my daughter. Off to add it to my HP shopping cart. Thanks for the inspiration!