This top comes from the following inspiration:
- Great British Sewing Bee’s take on the Drape Drape tee
- Sew Busy Lizzy‘s Drape Drape obsession
- IngeMaakt‘s knock-off Drape Drape tee
- and Katie Kid MD‘s similar draped tee, aka. Kwik Sew 3694!
Like Inge, I was interested in the draped t-shirt in one of the Sewing bee episodes, and wanted to give it a try. The truth is though, I really like things to be balanced, and I knew that the drapey sleeve thing would drive me crazy and make it hard to wear a cardigan over top.
Instead, I decided to hack something similar to the Kwik Sew pattern, starting with Maria of Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee. I slashed and spread from the bust line down, to make one side seam longer than the other. (I should have taken pics as I did it, so just trust me that it looks like the Kwik Sew pattern!)
The fabric is thin, maybe with some rayon content. It sagged sadly when I first tried it on, so I serged some elastic into the gathered side seam. It’s a little bulky, but it’s better than nothing!
It’s not my favourite top ever, but it was fun to make! But most importantly – DID YOU NOTICE I’M OUTSIDE???? Sure, there are snowbanks in the background and I’m sure it will snow again soon, but dammit, I’m outside.
How do you feel about asymmetrical clothes? Love ’em or hate ’em?