16 Sep The Draped Tee
Posted at 14:37h in Pattern Making Instructions, Pattern Puzzles, Stretch Patterns, Womens Knit Block 0 Comments
This weeks pattern puzzle is a draped tee with the drape is set off to the right-hand side of the front, with a boat neck and fairly straight forward sleeve.
The pattern plan below is based on my womens’ knit block and shows the directional lines I use to introduce extra fabric into the front to create the drape. The solid line on the right side of the bodice is a seam that ends up mostly hidden in the drape. A firm fit around the hip is important to keep the front drape in place. I recommend a light-weight single jersey without elastane. Preferably cotton, merino or rayon for good drape.
The image below shows the bones of the pattern with the extra drape fabric coloured green and the white areas as the original knit block.
The back has a boat neckline to match the front and will be cut on the fold. The sleeve is already slim in this block and will only be checked for length. I prefer a sleeve that finishes about a third way down the hand.
Add your preferred seam allowances for stretch sewing and assemble. This style requires as much making as a regular tee-shirt! Enjoy.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you want more pattern making detail.