EYMM Tour: The Asymmetrical Drape Top

Asymmetrical Drape Top sewn by Lulu & Celeste

 

Hey I made myself something! It doesn’t happen too often which is why I decided to take part in the EYMM Back to School Tour: Mom’s Edition!

I’ve been so tired though, I’ve had to pick up extra shifts because of coworkers being ill that I’m currently working fulltime hours. Unfortunately though, I still work weekends so I don’t really get to see my oldest too much as my days off fall during the middle of the week. Luckily this is a pretty quick sew so it didn’t take away from spending any time with my girls. I woke up extra early one morning and managed to cut, sew and take pics in under 2 hours.

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Please excuse my “just out of the shower” hair, lol

I sewed up the Asymmetrical Drape top* for this tour. You can either leave all the edges raw, add neck/arm bands, or fold the edges over and hem. Since I was a little short on time I decided to leave the edges raw and see how it went.

According to the included measurement charts my chest and waist fell into the XL range and my hips in the L range. I decided to sew the large all the way through as normally dolman style tops have lots of extra ease in the top part, and if I sew the size based on the chest measurements there is just way too much fabric through the hip area.

There are two views in this pattern. One has a more fitted torso while the other is looser. I sewed the looser fit, but I find I there’s just too much fabric in the waist/hip area and makes me look a little bulkier than I like so I think I’ll go back and fix that. Since it’s the same pattern piece with an area cut out of it, all I need to do is lay the fitted view piece on top and trim the excess fabric off and resew that seam. [Although I tried the shirt with a pair of skinny pants and I find it looks better with it than with the jeans, so I might leave it be after all].

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I cut my head off in this pic as I was talking when hubby took the pic. He’s a get ‘er done kind of photographer and only takes like two pics and he’s done.

 

I’m also planning on adding the neckband as well, I find the neckline is too open on me. I might also shorten the sleeves slightly and then add the armbands. I have a RTW dolman style top with much shorter sleeves that I think suit me better so I will base the length on that top.

All in all as is it’s a good pattern. It’s a quick sew, and after I do my few tweaks to get it to fit my preferences it will be the perfect top.

Check out the other stops here:

September 7
Sewing by Ti and Sprouting JubeJube and Call Ajaire

September 8
Inspinration and Idlesunshine

September 9
Boutique Birdie and Needles to Say

September 10
Capture, Craft, and Cook and Kelly’s Sewing Creations and Lulu & Celeste

September 11
Adventures with Bubba and Bug and Pretty & Precious and MeMade

September 12
Five Blessings and House of Estrela and Rebel & Malice

September 13
Recap at EYMM

The kids are back in school and parents and caregivers everywhere are excited to catch up after summer break! Use coupon code PARENTSROCK to save 50% off any adult-size patterns for men* and women* now through 11:59pm PST Tuesday 9/13/2016. This offer may NOT be combined with other offers including bundles.

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3 thoughts on “EYMM Tour: The Asymmetrical Drape Top

  1. Love those stripes! My hubby is the same type of photographer, tho he’s getting better. Surprisingly, my 8yo is my best option to take pictures of me, tho I resort to a remote and tripod when she’s unavailable. Thanks for joining the tour!

    1. Thanks for having me! Normally I resort to the remote and tripod but I forgot to buy new batteries for the remote, ha. Lesson learned :)

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