14 Jul Drape Collar Extension
Using my fitted block for woven fabric, the pattern plan below has all the style lines needed for this complex top.
- Working with a ‘V’ neckline, plan the asymmetric drape, connecting the hemline to the neckline.
- Mark in the connecting lines to the bust point and darts (bust line, waist and near hemline).
- This is where you will open up the pattern to eliminate darts and introduce extra fabric for drape.
- For the cap sleeve, keep it short and shaped with the gape darts to tighten up the sleeve opening.
- Cut along the connecting lines for the front right and left and tape all the darts closed.
- Open up along the cut lines to include more fabric for the ruching in the drape.
- Connect the right and left front sections to the asymmetric drape at the hemline.
- Extend the drape to include the back and right side collar.
- Join the folded collar back to the front sections of the pattern.
- The end of the collar, where it connects with the CF ‘V’ neck can be tapered (as my example) or square cut.
The back has a shaped CB seam and a small adjustment to the neckline to match the front. If you cut the back on the bias you may not need a zipper depending on fabric and fit. Shape the cap sleeve with gape darts to tighten the sleeve opening.
Let me know what you think, I love to hear from all our fans. If you’d like to buy a copy of these pattern making notes for your own personal use at home you’ll find them here: Drape Collar Extension – Pattern Making Instructions.