Zebras Crossing

Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top
Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top

Whoot, another make, another blog post!  I’m on a roll here…  This is the eighth incarnation of the Day to Night Drape Top made for the daughters.  The fabric is from Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes, swapped in the Sabertooth Swap organised by Anne from Petty Grievances.  I knew the minute I opened the parcel what the fabric would be for, I love patterns that require little bits of fabric!

DSC09647-1I put it together with my standard adjustments, no clear elastic in the armholes, just turned under and twin needled into place.  In fact there is no clear elastic anywhere in this make – not that I was trying to make a point or anything.  I had a fabulous sort out of my sewing space in January, re-organised the boxes and storage, brought in a large cutting table and generally made the whole space look a whole heap better.  However, I then didn’t do much sewing and as a result now I’ve forgotten where I’ve put stuff!  You know the drill, move things because the new home makes far more sense…  Where the flippin’ ‘eck is it now??  So I couldn’t find the clear elastic, not even in the elastic box, which is exactly where you’d expect to find it.  Ordinary 8mm elastic was called into action instead, and it’s done an ok job.

DSC09646-1With the overlocker playing up, I used the sewing machine for this make, one hour and it was done.  The jersey doesn’t stretch as much as would probably be preferable for this particular pattern, but Daughter No2 wasn’t overly bothered by the more fitted aspect of it, so I’m not gong to make too much of a fuss.  I love the stripes, didn’t make an effort to line anything up as it was rather random and I didn’t have much to play with.

DSC09645-1So thanks Kat for the fabric, and to Anne for the organising of the swap!

DSC09650-1ps, I did eventually find the elastic 3 days later – in the bra making stuff box.  Please tell me I’m not the only one…

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Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

20 thoughts on “Zebras Crossing”

    1. I guess it’s like invisible zips.. 😉 I must stock up on more, and then remember that it belongs int he elastics box!

    1. Thank you, it really is a quick and easy top to make, providing your machine gets on with the elastic & you pick the right fabric.

  1. Looks great….
    I’ve lost my new magnetic seam guide for my sewing machine. It’s still in the box and only 2 days since I tidied it up, so no, you’re not the only one!

    1. It’ll be great when you can get it all out again Evie, and choose new homes for things, homes which, if you’re like me, you’ll forget soon… 🙂

  2. You are definitely not the only one. I happen to know where my clear elastic is, but as for my clipper??!! It’s just disappeared out of plain sight. And my scissors never are where I put them a moment ago.

  3. You are most definitely not the only one. Yesterday I went looking for chamois for DD1’s blackwatch plaid coat, and have still not found it….. But I just know it’s somewhere….. Love all your makes of this pattern, and the zebra ROCKS.

    1. Haha, thank you so much! I’m loving the sound of a Black Watch coat, I had a Black Watch kilt when I was a kid, it had been my mum’s! Hope you find the chamois soon!

  4. Sooo not the only one! I can never locate the half cut out pattern, or the directions for the half sewn project that got put… somewhere! Your make looks FAB! Congratulations on it, your reorg, and allowing us all to realise we’re not the only ones! xx

    1. I lose bits of patterns because I don’t always put things away immediately, one piece will float around for a bit, waiting for the envelope, then suddenly it’s gone… oops 😉

  5. Very cool print and the top looks great! I just reorganized my elastic & I will cross my fingers that I can find it all when I need it. 😉

  6. I’m constantly re-arranging my notions so that I can find them easier…and then forgetting where I put them. What logically makes sense one moment, doesn’t the next – so I am constantly moving stuff around…and losing stuff….and then finding it months after I need it. Shirt looks great – it’s something I would love to wear as well! The print seems to match this style perfectly.

    1. It’s that re-arranging that does the damage! We’re so used to where things were before that the newly logical place suddenly seems not so logical afterall! 🙂

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