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I'm originally British and now live in the Cayman Islands where I like to spend my time staring dreamily at the clear blues of the Caribbean sea and sky, and sewing.

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Summer Drape Top

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Summer Drape Top
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Summer Drape Top

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Lisa LeFever on craftsy.com
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Lisa LeFever    July 16, 2015
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love this pattern! made 2 but the 2nd one I added a few inches to cover my bum! :) I love the way it drapes!

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So Sew Easy  July 16, 2015
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Makes me so happy to hear. Do you have any photos Lisa, I'd love to see. Maybe if you have a few minutes you would come share in our sewing chat group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/soseweasychat/

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billiemer5387959    March 13, 2015
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Just made this out of inexpensive brown, stretch fabric I had lying around. It was a fun, easy, and quick project. Your instructions are great. I will definitely make this again with prettier fabric.

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So Sew Easy  March 14, 2015
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Always a good idea to test it first. Now you know it works for you, you can invest in something really pretty.

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Kathye    March 7, 2015
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I have this pattern in my library, but had not downloaded it yet.
Is the one in my library updated, or should I delete that one, and get the new updated one? Thank you! Great top pattern!!!

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So Sew Easy  March 7, 2015
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The only difference is the format. The original one was a Zip file and now it has been converted to a PDF which some people find it easier to download and print. Go for the new one!

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Wapsi    March 7, 2015
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I was told there was a new version. How do I get that?

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Kathye  March 8, 2015
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Right on the page where you commented (the pattern page, this page).
Just click on "Download Digital Pattern" above.

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peliz    February 3, 2015
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Love this summer top! I have been looking for a pattern like this and am soo excited to finally make it! I'll have to let you know how it turns out. Thanks so much for sharing it with us....and for free!!

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Lise Papin    January 22, 2015
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Thank you for sharing this pattern. I can't wait to try it!

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magda.del4332257    August 27, 2014
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This pattern is includes seams?

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So Sew Easy  August 27, 2014
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Yes, seam allowances are already included. If you read through the instructions, it tells you what allowance to use as you sew. Any questions, just let me know.

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magda.del4332257  August 27, 2014
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Thanks, I'm from Belgium and my English is not so good :(

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Helen Katzdorn-Zaiger    June 16, 2014
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Nothing shows up when I get to the downloaded pattern.

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So Sew Easy  June 16, 2014
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If you are having trouble, take a look at this article I wrote which might help you. so-sew-easy.com/download-print-pdf-sewing-patterns/
If you still can't work it out, then you can drop me an email to deby@so-sew-easy.com. Explain the problem you are having and I'll be happy to help.

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hummingbi4466591  August 2, 2014
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I am having the same problem. Will you please help

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So Sew Easy  August 3, 2014
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It's very difficult to diagnose and help your problem without knowing more details and holding a long conversation here isn't really practical. I'll be happy to help you, and anyone, who has any difficulty downloading, opening or printing. Just send me an email to deby@so-sew-easy.com with a description of the problem. :-)

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blackchar2743418    June 7, 2014
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Hello, I am trying to figure out a section and wanted to know if you can give a little more information. I have sewn the middle sections of the straps together, but I am lost after that. I turn each piece right side out, then I match the center back and front seams together. Am I just stitching the section where the V is, because if I stitch all the way around I don't see how I can it back out with the right sides out. This is my third sewing project. So, I may be skewing the directions totally. Any further clarification on this section would be appreciated.- Angela

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So Sew Easy  June 9, 2014
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Hi Angela. I'll be happy to help you. Can you send me an email, maybe attach a photo? Write to me at deby@so-sew-easy.com and I'm sure we can work it out between us.

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juliehick3743382    May 2, 2014
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just got the patteren so i will make it very soon/but i love the style of the top. thanks

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Wnderlnd    March 14, 2014
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I absolutely love this style of top and want to try sewing knits. I see that "fits most" means about 36" bust. I am about 38D-40D (depending on bra style). Would I add the extra measurements to just the side seams, or do I need to adjust the underarm edges too?
I especially love that this top would cover bra straps since I have to wear one and finding clear strap bras for tanks is useless. THANK you!

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So Sew Easy  March 20, 2014
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I think it depends where your fullness lies. If you are smaller above the bust, which it suggests you are because of the D cup size, then you could probably leave all of the straps the same and simple increase the amount of fabric in the body of the blouse. Try cutting the pattern piece vertical from top to bottom in 2 or 3 places across the width, moving the pieces apart a little and then filling back in to get the shape. Then simple gather them to fit the straps. Having more gathering will give you more room in front. It might be a bit of trial and error. You might only want to increase the front, and leave the back the same. You could also slightly increase the depth of the side area that goes from the strap under the arm. Knits are pretty forgiving, but still, do pin it all together and try before sewing just in case. I hope this helps.

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Remey    March 3, 2014
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These are really wearable designs! I love that the pattern details are so simple!

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SoniaIM    March 2, 2014
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It was really easy to put together, and the only alteration I had to make was take in the armholes a bit, since I'm a petite. Thanks for such a cute pattern.

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plrb19591526260    August 9, 2013
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Thanks Deby I finally got it and printed it out great site.

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hboggia1396061    August 2, 2013
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Just what I was looking for. Thanks so much I was looking for something easy to get me started , Pattern so easy to put together too.

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So Sew Easy  August 8, 2013
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I'm really glad you liked it.

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ambowl4fu132135    May 19, 2013
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I have been moving my sewing room. Kind of dragging my feet). Now I have a project to motivate me.

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craftsbycheri    May 8, 2013
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What a cute pattern. Thanks so much. I will definitely give it a try.

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So Sew Easy    May 5, 2013
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Can I share a version from Hannah at Hugs and Kisses using a pretty butterfly print fabric - take a look here - http://madewithhugsandkisses.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/butterfly-summer-drape-top-xxx/

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PinkSparkleLace    May 4, 2013
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Thank you for sharing this pattern. I can't wait to try it!

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Fela Wyn    February 4, 2014
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Thank you! Love the look of this, and I think it will translate into my plus size needs really well.