Welcome to the first day of the Madeit Fashion Week! A bunch of amazing sewists (and me) are showing you the latest Madeit pattern this week – the Drop Top and Dress. The Drop Dress is an asymmetrical draped dress or top – hence the name, Drop!
It comes in two lengths – suitable for a top or for a dress. I made the dress length and realized that it actually doubles as a dress and a top. The Drop Dress is pretty tight at the hem, so wearing it higher up and making the dress to a top isn’t a problem at all.
The Drop Dress & Top has a slash neck and long sleeves, but as you can see later this week, it’s super easy making it with short sleeves, too.
The Drop Dress & Top is made pretty quickly. The front and the back are using the same pattern piece, the only difference is that the neckline is a little lower on the front. So if cutting on fold, your cutting three pieces – front, back and a neckband, and you’re done!
The fabric I used is the same fabric I used for my Versalette, just in another colour. It’s super super soft and drapey viscose knit from 1000 Stoff. I can’t stress enough how great this fabric is – it’s not flimsy or thin, but has all this drape to it, and the colours are gorgeous! I also have this knit in an olive colour, but haven’t decided on how to use it yet.
I actually added a thin hemband to the bottom of my Drop Dress. I am tall and wanted to make a top, so instead of lengthening the top a lot, I made a dress with the intention of wearing it as a top. But it was *nearly* long enough for wearing it as a dress, too, and I love the look of the dress! So I decided to add a hemband to rather add a little length instead of removing a little length while hemming.
I had the intention of showing you the top and the dress styled in different ways – the top the way I am dressed in these photos, and the dress with black leggings and heels. But it was really really windy the day we took the photos and standing outside in the wind was horrible, to say the least. I think you can see how cold I look on th epics… The Drape Top and Dress is – for obvious reasons – not easily photographed when it’s windy, so I had to hide behind this boat shed to get decent photos and to avoid turning into ice. So changing wasn’t really an option, and I just pulled the Drop down to give you an idea of the dress.
Oh, and in case you wonder about the little dots on the sea behind me: These are people wind kiting!
I also wanted to add some pretty pics with our dog, but as ypu can see, she was not in photo mood:
The Drop is super comfy, easy to make and really stylish because of the cool drape. I got some compliments right away when I wore it to work the other day!
Head over to Madeit Patterns to grab your copy of the Drop Dress & Top – you might even win some fabric! The second person to buy a copy of the Drop Dress & Top today wins two yards of fabric from Luckyshop0228 on Etsy.
By the way: You get 20% off the Drop Dress & Top during the Madeit Pattern Fashion Week! Just use the code MFW2016 at the check out.
And, of course: Don’t forget to follow along the rest of the tour! There are some amazing makes waiting for you, and you can win fabric every day.