Sinclair Patterns Danielle Relaxed Fit Batwing

I tested the Danielle Relaxed Fit Batwing before it was released by Sinclair Patterns and have gotten a lot of wear out of it. I recently decided to make 2 more out more springy fabric. I have one finished and another that I needed to order the perfect coordinate for.

The Danielle was recently updated to add size layers - which I'm so happy about! I didn't need to size up the hips much on the Danielle, so I did not reprint my pattern before starting. However, I probably should have reprinted the arm bands as they are a bit loose and this was corrected in pattern testing. My next one will have the correct arm bands.

For this version I used an ITY (interlock twist yarn) knit from Zenith and Quasar fabric. ITY knits are great for spring and summer apparel. They are lightweight and have great drape.

I used a light purple supplex from Zenith and Quasar for the bands. ITY knit does not make very good bands. Supplex is a nylon lycra knit most commonly used in athletic wear - but it makes the most amazing bands since it has great recovery, never fades, and just holds up amazingly well.

It is however a little thicker than most knits. After adding the band around the neckline, it's supposed to be folded in again to make a binding.

I wasn't thinking this through before making my top and should have used a different binding method to create less bulk. Instead, I decided to leave the band as is and not fold it in again.

I think it turned out just fine. I'm wearing my Danielle in these photos with some RTW skinny jeans, but plan to wear it to work with some blue or white palazzo pants. I love that the Danielle can be dressed up or be more casual.

 If you are interested in making a Danielle - there is a Sew Along starting on April 23-27 in the Sinclair Patterns Sew Alongs Facebook Group. The discount code for the Danielle is "SewDanielle" and makes the pattern $8.99. Buy it HERE!

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