(updated August 30, 2019)
The ballet top + dress DELPY was the second pattern I released way back in late 2017 (or early 2018? I can't remember). Up until my most recent pattern, DELPY was also my best selling pattern! It’s been exciting and heart warming to see all the beautiful DELPYs that have been shared on Instagram, and thrilling to know that I’m not the only one who loves the simple, unique features of this timeless design.
While not a new pattern in the halfmoon ATELIER line up, I wanted to update this page in case the pattern is new to you! (Please also note that I have not yet had the chance to improve the sizing for this pattern. Thank you for your patience!)
Before getting started with fabric options, it's sometimes fun to see what the pattern looks like on different body types, and to take a look around the web at similar styles to see what type of feel you'd like to create with your own DELPY.
I have made many DELPYs at this point in my life. Some have even been worn so much that they are past repair (generally due to stains). I go through phases of preferring one version over the other, but my dress (header photo) continues to be an absolute staple!
The ballet top + dress DELPY pattern is drafted for lighter weight woven fabrics, so I've stuck to that here in my fabric inspiration. However, you can easily make it in a knit by simply modifying your sizing. I generally recommend sizing down just one size if you choose a knit, but you may choose to size down further if your knit is particularly stretchy.
+ Under the Sea green cotton organic cotton double gauze (Nani Iro Pocho) | Maker Mountain Fabrics | ships from USA | lightweight
+ Black Rose Bud 100% Lenzing Modal | Offset Warehouse | ships from UK | 150gsm
+ 100% cotton (Canadian designed deadstock) | Matchpoint Fabric | ships from Canada | lightweight
+ Organic cotton double gauze (Nani Iro Pocho) | Maker Mountain Fabrics | ships from USA | lightweight
+ Atelier brunette double gauze | Imagine Gnats | ships from USA | 140gsm/4.1oz
+ 100% Linen | Stonemountain Fabrics | ships from USA | 155gsm/4.57oz.
+ 100% organic cotton Breton stripes | Amandine Cha | ships from France | 130gsm
+ 60% Organic Linen/40% Organic Cotton Chambray | Organic Cotton Plus | ships from USA | 5.5oz.