Sometimes I feel as though no matter how many times I type it, I will never remember how to spell “asymmetrical” correctly. I always get that wriggly red line the first time I try – and I pride myself of being able to spell quite well! We all have a mental block about something, I suppose.
So, it’s another repeat. This is the fourth time that I have sewed the Asymmetrical Drape Top for Clare. The pattern is by Everything Your Mama Made, who design patterns for women and children. Many of the styles are fairly simple and go right through from child to tween to adult sizes.
I sewed Clare’s top in size 8 as per her hip measurement. It’s a very loose style. The fabric came from Clear It, and feels like a viscose/lycra. I adore those doggies! This is SUCH a fast and easy garment to sew. Same pattern piece for the front and back, with the front neckline cut lower, band for the hips and neck, and sleeve edges just turned and hemmed. I used a zig-zag stitch on the machine to secure the neckband after stitching it on, and to hem the sleeves, but all other construction was on the overlocker. I don’t really follow instructions much for this type of garment; it’s pretty self explanatory.
This was a great palate cleanser garment between other more complex ones, and Clare was also very happy about it! Early renditions of the pattern are here and here. Fabric selection is key with this top – it really needs to be soft and super drapey. Viscose knit is ideal.