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Pattern Puzzle - Tucked Drape Tops

Monday, January 26, 2015
A huge thanks to all the fans that turned up on Saturday to play and watch the #PatternPuzzle.  This weeks puzzle was less complex than most but a favourite for the wardrobe.  Our post this week has two versions of the Tucked Drape Top, the first with two large tucks facing each other on the front neckline and the second with one large tuck only in the front neckline.Tucked Drape Tops

Both tops have a relaxed fit and slightly extended cap sleeves.  I have used my kimono block for woven fabric as a base for these two tops.  There is also a slight variation in the neckline shapes that can easily be personalised to your own taste.  For the double tucks first mark in the location of the finished tucks then determine how much space you have for the depth of the tucks.  For the double tucks be aware that the underneath tuck has to fit inside the fold of the final tuck.  The dashed line indicates the depth of each of the tucks.

The back of both tops has an inverted pleat in the centre to add more fabric over the seat area and give a generous feel to these loose fit styles.  Please note I have dropped the back hemline to achieve the Hi-Lo effect in the top.

Pattern Plan Tucked Drape

The single tuck top is a little less complex in pattern making than the double tuck and a slightly different shape on the hemline.

Tucked Drape Patterns

Mark in the single tuck fold edge leaving space for a deep tuck at the neckline.  When you mark the depth of this tuck, with the dashed line, it is possible to include a little extra fabric along the hemline.  The back has the same treatment as mentioned above with the inverted pleat at the centre back.  It sometimes helps the fall of this pleat to sew it down for a few centimetres at the top, near the neckline.

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Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.  Always happy to help with your patten making projects.  Enjoy.  :)

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honeybee commented on 26-Jan-2015 04:31 AM
I have some lovely fabric I want to make into a shirt and was sketching ideas last night of this style and of the single-twist top! Very serendipitous.
Hélène commented on 26-Jan-2015 11:48 AM
This one seems more easy and I'll certainly give it a try. Your drawings are so clear and logical. Great work. I
Anita-studiofaro commented on 27-Jan-2015 12:20 PM
Hi Honeybee thx for dropping by. :) Love that serendipity. Would love to see your top when done.
Anita-studiofaro commented on 27-Jan-2015 12:23 PM
Thx for the compliment Helene. :) Sometimes I get a little carried away with the complex puzzles. Enjoy
lovenicky commented on 16-Feb-2015 03:08 PM
I think the single tucked top would be a fun one to try! Thanks!
Anita - studiofaro commented on 17-Feb-2015 09:37 AM
Hi lovenicky, it's fab to see you here on the new blog. Let me know if you have any questions as you make the pattern. I would love to see your first sample :)
Ruth commented on 29-Apr-2015 12:12 AM
Is there any way to buy these patterns? The puzzle patterns make me happy. ..
Anonymous commented on 30-Apr-2015 11:51 AM
Thanks so much for the compliment Ruth. :) At the moment all we have for you is the pattern making instructions. Some time in the future I hope to get a chance to put a few of them online. So much to do, so little time. ;)
Carmen commented on 20-May-2015 11:01 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your patterns with us, I admire you for your knowledge, talent and your willingness to share, very uncommon these days.
Anonymous commented on 20-May-2015 11:26 AM
Thanks Carmen for the lovely compliments. I am so pleased to hear you enjoy the posts. :)

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