Halfmoon Atelier

Halfmoon Atelier Delpy Ballet Top and Dress

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Delpy Ballet Top and Dress sewing pattern from Halfmoon Atelier. A simple basic with a touch of elegance, 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 skims over your hips and has a unique rounded corner and slit. Delpy has a bust gather and thin straps with three options for the back - a scoop back (view A), straight straps (view B) and cross straps (view C) - allowing you to customise your top or dress to fit your own personal style.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

- PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

- PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight 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.

Fabric requirements:

Top: 150 cm (59") wide fabric: 120 cm (1 1/3 yd) // 137 cm (54") wide fabric: 120 cm (1 1/3 yd) // 106 cm (41") wide fabric: 120 - 230 cm (1 1/3 - 2 1/2 yd).

Dress: 150 cm (59") wide fabric: 170 cm (1 7/8 yd) // 137 cm (54") wide fabric: 170 cm (1 7/8 yd) // 106 cm (41") wide fabric: 170 - 320 cm (1 7/8 - 3 1/2 yd).

Sizing: 1 - 10 (approx. UK 6 - 20). Please check the designer’s size chart for body measurements.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (21 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). This pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Love, Lucie
When the basic is anything but

I came across this pleasingly simple top whilst browsing ‘inst-antlylooseanhourofyourlife-agram.’ I fell for its cool elegant slightly utilitarian look. I made up a size 4, in accordance with my bust measurement. I initially quickly basted the main front and back together to check the fit and saw that I would have to take advantage of the 5/8” seam allowance to give me an extra cm all around. I also could see that the shoulder seam was a long way off the top of the shoulders and so would also need to do what I could within the allowance here. I undid my basted seams and made it up. My daughter was on hand to pin the shoulder seams to the top of my shoulders whilst ensuring the back was completely flat to my back, taking out any little bit of gaping. I’m delighted with it! I love how it completely covers my bra straps and stays in place without any fiddling with throughout the day. The gathering was so easy to do but, so effective. I would say this is an appropriate pattern for an intermediate beginner. You can see the other 2 I also made up and further details on my blog https://lovelucie1.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/delpy-ballet-top-when-the-basics-are-anything-but/

Delpy ballet top

I am surprised not to find more reviews of this pattern because I think it's great. The pattern is for a dress or top with three different strap options making 6 variations in total. I made the top with the scoop back which is faced with the straps incorporated into the facing. The straps are wide enough to cover bra straps and the back equally is high enough for bra not to be visible. The garment is finished with french seams and enclosed hems making it a very satisfyingly neat sew. The written instructions are clear and there are excellent illustrations of most of the steps. Sewing the shoulder seams of the straps is a bit fiddly but well explained and the results are good. The fabric requirement for the top is 1.2m and I think that's accurate. I used 1m of fabric but had to piece the front facing to get it out of the metre. 80 cm would be sufficient if you use a separate fabric for the facing though.