As temperatures rise, and festivals are planned, in comes plenty opportunities are wear something a little "different". The fabric I used is a medium weight linen from Fabric Mart that is currently sold out, but I believe will be restocked soon (HERE).
I drafted this top on my dress form after seeing a slightly different inspiration on instagram.
The bodice was drafted with side and shoulder draping. The side draping is 12 inches by the measurements from center front to center back. The shoulder was 5 inches by the length of a decent drape from the should seam and back to the shoulder seam. There are 3 straps for each shoulder. The second and third straps are shorter in length by 2 inches.
The side drapes were cut 2 pieces for each side and sewn together along the longest side with the ends free. I then presses the pleats.
I cut 2 of every bodice piece and lined the bodice with it self. I decided to put the zipper in the back but realized I probably could have gotten away with installing an invisible zipper on the side (after the fact of course). I attached the bodice pieces as well as the side drapes.
Over all, I am pretty happy with the results. I later found out the inspiration item that sent me in this direction was made of crepe. I will definitely be making another one and even some one with sleeves. This will be one of the items I present in a fall fashion show. This would be a perfect top to wear to Art Basel right?
Happy Sewing! MUAH!!!