This is the second draft, I felt I would like the finished object enough to risk using good fabric- precious bamboo jersey. It’s a new fabric, despite the fabric freeze. We began carrying this at work recently and I need to know how to handle it well. That’s my story, anyway.
Remember the recent failed knit top draft and my resulting apathy? I found a design I’d genuinely like to replicate from Anthropologie:
My first attempt at this looked like a pleated sort of boat neck. I thought I needed to make it drapier:
Too little drapery.
Slash and spread.
I think it looks a little like something I might find at Target. Wearable, and pretty close to what I wanted, but it needs more drapery. I’m not precisely sure how to accomplish this.
I rotated out the vertical dart and rotated the horizontal dart to the lowered shoulder. I made a cowl and pleated it into the shoulders. Should I cut and spread along the cowl lines through the pleats, but make deeper pleats? I’d love to hear any ideas, I’ll probably play with the third draft later this week.
Tulip sleeves. I put them in backwards and didn’t notice until I’d serged the seams. So now they’re backwards.
For the next version- a lighter weight bamboo-organic cotton blend in pale aqua, tight long sleeves.