Made in Windward Side, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba
Ballet top DELPY is inspired in equal parts by Julie Delpy's character, Celine, in the film Before Sunrise and the ballet leotards I wore as a child. A simple basic with a flattering touch of elegance, ballet top or dress DELPY will become a versatile staple in your capsule wardrobe perfect on a warm summer day, or as a light layering piece under a cashmere cardigan on cooler days.
DELPY is an easy-to-wear camisole top that is fitted in the bust and looser around the waist and hips. As a dress, it loosely graces over your hips and has a unique rounded corner and slit. DELPY has a bust gather and thin straps with three options of back views, including a scoop back (view A), straight straps (view B) and cross straps (view C), allowing you to customize your top or dress to fit your own personal style.
<i>This pattern was drafted for a B/C cup and approx. 168 cm or 5ft.6". The instructions are for a standard sewing machine and include detailed instruction on creating French Seams.</i>
GENERAL INFO: This is a computer drafted, print and cut PDF pattern, printable in black/white or color. The pattern includes all sizes, but the size views can be easily toggled on or off in order to print only the size you want to make. Step-by-step, illustrated instructions are included for standard sewing machine and provide extensive detail.
SIZING Bust measurements 76 to 112 cm, or 30 to 44 in. Hip measurements 86 to 122 cm, or 33¾ to 48 in.
FABRIC: Light-weight wovens, such as double gauze, cotton lawn, rayon or linen. It would also be lovely in satin, silk or velvet! The DELPY pattern can easily be adapted to knits by simply dropping a full or partial size, depending upon the stretch content.
DIFFICULTY: Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate
NOTIONS: Coordinating thread
Some of my testers have said: “I think the lines on this pattern are so flattering and unlike a lot of camisoles out there. It reminds me of my favorite leotards I wore as a dancer.” "I love the skinny straps. This is my favourite bit. ...slim straps that are lovely and worth the effort of turning them!!" "I really like the little curve of the back straps... I also love the low back and wide neck. Very flattering." "The fit is great. The strap instruction was clear." "As soon as I put it on, the top made me want to dance...so I did!"
DELIVERY: ballet top DELPY is available via instant download. Once purchased, you will see a link to the Downloads page for the digital PDF file, where you can download the files associated with your order. Downloads are available once your payment is confirmed. If you paid with PayPal or a credit card on Etsy, confirmation may take a few minutes.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. halfmoon patterns are meant for personal, non-commercial use only. You may make as many ballet top DELPYs as you'd like with this one pattern for your own wardrobe, or as a gift, of course. However, this pattern is considered a license for personal use only, and should not be used to reproduce or mass-produce for sale. Copyright to all pattern pieces, photos, and instructional material remains with halfmoon. halfmoon cannot be held responsible for human error, printing errors or individual workmanship. Would you like to use this pattern in a sewing class? Great! Please simply have all participants purchase their own pattern through my website. If you have any questions about bulk or wholesale orders, please feel free to contact me at hello [!at] halfmoonatelier.com