Friday, January 18, 2013

Easy draped top TUTORIAL

I couldn't believe this actually worked! so I did a quick tutorial. This only uses about a 50cm strip of material, so costs next to nothing... especially if its an old off cut you had from something else!!



STEP ONE: Cut a strip of fabric 150cm wide by 50cm. (Don't worry about how the picture looks... it was a wonky scrap that I just used as it was)


STEP TWO: Cut two straps 8 cm wide by around 50cm long


STEP THREE:  Fold straps in half. Sew along one side. Turn inside out using a safety pin


STEP FOUR: Wrap fabric around your chest. For me there was around a 45 cm overlap. Pin where it overlaps then pin down the front where you think the folds will hide it best.


STEP FIVE:  (No picture sorry, I forgot!).... SEW DOWN THE LINE YOU PINNED. If using knit fabric, use a zig zag or knit stitch.

STEP SIX: Pin on straps and sew.



VIOLA!!






9 comments:

dcpeg said...

Oh, you clever woman! That's a great design and looks very comfy.

Janney said...

thanks Peg!

FeltByRae said...

Fabulous - I have a remnant of lovely pale lilac jersey type fabric that I have had for ages and been trying to think what to do with.. now I know... you are a genius... thank you!!!!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh wow.. So are you saying you made this much like a wrap around skirt?? Really CUTE!!! I'll confess, I'm REALLY intimidated by stretch fabrics, but I'm gonna bookmark this page! I'd love to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing how! ~tina

Janney said...

wow, thanks! wasn't it expecting it to work, but no one can tell it's a home made job!

Anonymous said...

super wow! very clever and ive been trying to figure out what to do with some oversized shirts--this ia one good fashionable way.. THANKS MUCH!

Janney said...

Youre welcome! :)

Penelope said...

Ingenious! Not only do you describe the steps well, but wow - you look fantastic. Gotta try this one ASAP! :)

Janney said...

awesome!