Drape Back Tunic Sewing Instructions

Drape Back Tunic Sewing Instructions

The fabulous thing about this pattern is that for many it can be made in a woven or a knit fabric.  The Drape Back Tunic sewing pattern is available as a one-size only pattern with instructions to increase the size and length printed on the pattern.  These images are for the sewing instructions for woven fabrics but I will make notes regarding the sewing instructions you need for knit fabrics.  If you cut this pattern as it is in a woven fabric it’ll fit up to Aus Size 12.  If you cut it in a two-way (four-way in the US) stretch knit fabric that has some elastane content it can fit up to a Aus Size 22.

Altogether there are three main steps to sewing this pattern together.  As you can see in the diagram below I’ve added a numbered guide so you can follow the simple sewing steps.  What’s difficult with this pattern is that it ‘s not a shape you’d expect in a sewing pattern, so at first you’ll want to read the instructions so that you are familiar with the different parts of the garment.

  •  The first step is to sew all the seams with the number 1 on the pattern.  That is the centre back and centre front seams.  For the woven sample you will then press the seams open and double fold and stitch them down to finish both seams and the neckline opening on the centre front seam.

2.  For step 2 you are going to open up the tube of fabric you’ve just sewn and bring the two across back edges together.  When you do this you will notice the openings that will finally become the armholes in the garment.

3.  Sew this seam from notch to notch, matching the centre back seams.  As you did with the neckline, double turn the seam allowances and armholes under to stitch and finish seams and openings.

 

4.  At this stage all of the seams have been sewn and the neckline and armholes finished off to complete the garment.  The final step is to finish the hem of the garment.  The hem allowance is 1.5cm that you can double turn and stitch at 7-8mm.

The diagram above and below are there to help you get a sense of the different parts of the garment.

The major difference you’ll find when constructing a knit version of this garment is that it’s best the finish off the edges of the neckline and armholes first below you sew your seams on the four thread overlocker.
Let me know if you have any questions, in the comments section below, when you’re making your Drape Back Tunic.
Anita McAdam
enquiries@studiofaro.com
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