Monday, September 24, 2012

Comically Draped

Paco Peralta's draped top.  I used polyester knit in a silly print, purchased from Vogue Fabrics near Chicago three (or was it four?) years ago.   Perfect under a black suit jacket at work.  Gives that little pop of color. 

I changed the design somewhat.  I added bands at the armhole and at the bottom,and lengthened the top 2 inches total.  The bands are simple to create.  At the arms, simply cut 2 inch wide lengths, and then make their length approximately 1/6 to 1/7 smaller than the opening.  Stitch, then turn around the raw edge and secure.  I did the same thing at the waist, but used a 3.5 inch wide length.



I'm making another version.  The next one will be a silk woven, and in a smaller size.  This size is just a bit large.   The new version will be made just as the designer intended. It will not have bands added at the waist and armhole. 

8 comments:

patti said...

Barbara--I love this! Did you purchase this when you were here in April of 2008? I don't remember that particular fabric (I do remember the aqua animal print knits, though!).

Looking forward to seeing the silk woven version!

Jane M said...

Terrific print and I love it with this beautiful pattern.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is such a kewl and funky top that works just as well with jeans as it does with a suit!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Cute top! Great fabric. This style looks good on you

Lisette M said...

I like how the addition of the bands made this top more casual. You look great!

RhondaBuss said...

You wild, wild woman. What a great twist on a classic design!

paco peralta said...

Me encanta Barbara. Un tejido muy original que convierte el modelo en un "todo-terreno". Gracias y saludos.

Paco

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