This is one of those makes I’ve had on my list since the pattern first came out. I’m so happy I finally got around to it last fall and it definitely won’t be my last!
Usually I don’t talk about the fabric till last but we are going to start there to day because…HELLO GIRAFFES! Have I mentioned that Giraffes are my spirit animal? I feel connected to them because they are quirky & mysterious & beautiful & graceful yet wobbly all at the same time. Plus I love prints so you know my spirit animal has to have a print. I wish I could tell you where I found this fabric. It is a rayon.. thats all I remember. I bought it online in a sporadic moment of forgetting my fabric buying ban when I saw the giraffes and just HAD TO HAVE IT. I think they are perfect with this top. And if I’m remembering correctly I think I have enough to squeeze out an Ogden cami as well!
The Pattern is of course the Melilot by Deer and Doe. I just love the simple lines, the drop shoulder, and the effortless drape of this top. Its so interesting to me the way the shape of a garment can really define the type of fabric you use. For instance, I wouldn’t want to make this in a crisp cotton (I’d save that for my Archers). The Melilot top really lends itself to beautiful drapey fabrics. It is a relaxed, easy-fit top thats great for everyday wear.
I made zero adjustments to this pattern. I cut a size 34 (the smallest size) and it fit perfectly. Since this fabric is so light and airy I wanted to take care to finish my seams well. I did french seams on the side and shoulder seams for a nice clean finish. I’ve been forgetting to add my little tags in my handmade garments and I need to be better about that. I think this might be the year I finally order some professional looking ones.
SKIP TO THE END?
Pattern: Deer and Doe Melilot
Fabric: Giraffe print rayon from stash (source unknown)
Notions: Buttons from stash
Finishes: French seams, 1/4″ turned hem
Sew it again? I got another one to show you next week! But this will definitely stay in the “favorites” rotation!
Want to see it in motion? See the Vlog here!