BUNDLE Della Drape Sewing Patterns
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A simple drapey sew with the wow factor, the Della Drape is a double layered top or mini dress with optional keyhole detailing, gathered hem, and back ties.
Instant download digital sewing pattern
Includes sizes XXS-5XL and 12mo-12yrs
• Optional top or mini dress length
• Optional cut out keyhole detailing
• Optional back ties
• Optional gathered hem
• Beginner friendly
• Double layers – loose-fitting outer top and fitted inner tank
• Gathered shoulders
• Loosely draped back
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern
Outer Fabric - Fabric needs to be a light-weight 4-way stretch/ knit fabric with a stretch of 50% or more.
Inner Fabric - Your fabric needs to be a light to medium weight stretch/ knit fabric.
OPTIONAL Keyhole Insert fabric - You can use the same fabric as your Inner or Outer fabric or use a lace or power mesh.
Browse suitable fabrics here:
- OPTIONAL Clear elastic – approximately half a yard will be sufficient for all sizes
- OPTIONAL ⅜ inch wide Elastic – approximately half a yard will be sufficient for all sizes
- OPTIONAL Shoulder gathering – approximately 2 yards will be sufficient for all sizes (XXS-5XL)
- OPTIONAL Elastic hem - approximately 2 yards will be sufficient for all sizes (XXS-5XL)
- OPTIONAL Elastic hem - approximately 0.7 yards will be sufficient for all sizes (Children's 12mo - 12yrs)
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
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How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“I love a top with personality! The Della has great movement and so many possibilities with the two layers.”
Buy More Credits
Heather Luben –
This pattern was a fun one! The sleeve gathering is such an elegant detail, and the open back is still modest. I opted to use a button instead of the inset or ties. The two length options gives you lots of choices on how to style it too!
Laura Walker –
Love this top! Super comfortable and stylish. The gathering on the arms make this top a showstopper!
Jane Whicheloe –
Love the final result its sooo cute, type of fabric really does make a difference.
I love a top with personality! The Della has great movement and so many possibilities with the two layers. I’m considering a knit eyelet for another version.
Amelia Keating –
Super fun shirt! My daughters and I love it! The pattern was a little tricky in some spots, but I always like a pattern where I can learn something!
Nathalie Dene –
Great pattern, but it is really important to use the right fabric! Light and flowy! Mine was too heavy
Lisa Giorcelli –
This is such a fun, cute top that is easy to wear and looks great too.
Bunford Orsi –
Great and very different pattern from the usual styles! If you love wearing loose and very comfortable things, this is a MUST HAVE! Your final product will depend from your fabric choice .. So choose wisely!
Leanne Molini –
It was a great sew the one part I miss read was when attaching the inner dress to the outer dress. Once I understood that part it was pleasant to sew. Next one I will go down one size.
Shona Young –
Really comfortable lovely versatile pattern. Tops can be made to be dressy, office wear, cosy or gym wear. I will be making a number of these I’m sure. Has a few little tricky bits to push a beginner a little but is more than achievable to make by everyone.
Shona Young –
Lovely Top that looks so different depending on the fabric chosen. My daughters look smart in them but they are comfortable enough to be playing in too. Pattern had a couple of tricky bits but once you have made one they get easier and easier. We will be having lots more Della Drapes in our wardrobes.
Adelle Pears –
The Della drape has a lovely gathered sleeve detail and flattering shape, it feels nice and flowing but the inner tank is lovely and comfortable. I did the keyhole insert option which has a few tricky parts but if you follow the instructions works out well and creates a really nice shape at the back which I hadn’t come across before. I’m sure I’ll be making more of these.
Luana Furlanetto –
The instructions are a little tricky, but once you read them well it’s a pretty quick and easy sew. Bonus because it’s very comfy!
Sandy Simpson –
I love this top. The gathers on the top of the sleeves provide a point of difference to the other batwing top patterns on the market. The inset at the back is wonderful for an accent of some description – I used lace. I love the shape of the tank underneath and will be using it for other tanks during the summer.
Carmen Brent –
This pattern is very versatile and can be dressed up or down. It is free and flowing, especially if your material has good drape. The dress version with shirt length outer top allows you to showcase the fabric of the inner piece, and completely elevates the look of this piece.
Jelena Urljak –
This top is very pretty, has nice details (two different layers, bound armholes and keyhole of inner tank, optional back ties), not at all revealing and everything stays in place despite roomy outer layer that suggests otherwise. My kid loves it, she says it is very comfortable too.
Liz Faber –
I love the end result of this pattern. Very comfy and looks dressy. However, I found I really had to read the instructions super carefully to get this to made.
Debbie Groves –
Debbie Groves –
Della Drape is simple, comfortable and beautiful shirt!!
Tiina Norrkniivilä –
This is such a cool pattern! You’ll need lots of draping fabric, a little bit of patience in figuring out the pattern pieces as they are so huge and some time to check out the tutorial just to get everything correct. But it’s definitely worth it! You’ll have a piece of clothing that you can’t find in every store. It’s so beautiful when it’s the right size!
Juliana Garibaldi-Appelhof –
Della Drape is simple, comfortable and beautiful shirt!!
Monaco Parker –
I’ve found very few excuses to start digging into my stash, but this project gave me that nudge. I did happen to have enough teal jersey and leftover thread in a contrast color to do the project which made me feel pretty good.
The pattern is fairly easy to follow with the exception of very few notch markings. As far as sewing this, it was pretty easy, but I think some adjustments do need to be made depending on what kind of fabric you’re using. I did have to do topstitching around the neckline to get a more polished look, but it might not be an issue for someone else.
The pattern fit seems great as a medium size top, I will, however, admit that I am 8 months along with my next kid, so it feels a little short….The dress length would work perfectly though! All in all, it’s a good pattern to try if you haven’t tried something draped.
Lisa Corriveau –
The Della drape is a fairly simple pattern in terms of pieces & sewing techniques, but putting the two layers together requires concentration to get it right once you’ve turned it right side out again. The finished piece is very comfy but the drapiness of it brings a little class to an outfit. Having the attached tank underneath means the loose folds of fabric stay where they’re supposed to & you’re not going to fall out of it. The Della Drape could easily be adapted to make a stylish breastfeeding top & the dress would go from maternity through postpartum. It could easily be dressed up with a shinier fabric or even just the other pieces you pair with it.
Dési Rée –
I have sewn so many Rebecca Page patterns already but this is by far my favourite. It is an easy and rather quick sew but looks so fashionable.
Stephanie Tharp –
I believe this is a fantastic sew, however I did not complete the inner tank, offering the outer shell in the instructions as an optional one peice is a great idea, youd just have to turn under the top and topstitch. I love this pattern and its fluidity.
Sherri Ziegler –
Beautiful feel for my daughter. She referred to the sleeves as butterfly wings and enjoyed dancing and flying.
Laura Murray –
I really loved making this dress. It’s quite quick to sew together and you can really play around with the fabric print to make it either a casual comfy dress, or elegant for an evening out. I think I’ll make the top version next. It would make a great maternity dress too.
Connie Lusto –
The details in this pattern are beautiful. The drape in the back is so gorgeous, and the ties help hold the perfect shape. I also love that it has a built-in layer underneath! This design can be styled in so many ways. The dress version is great for either work or a night out, and the shirt version pairs perfectly with skinny jeans to balance the drape.