Tucked Drape Tops

Tucked Drape Tops

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.

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.
The single tuck top is a little less complex in pattern making than the double tuck and a slightly different shape on the hemline.
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.
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:  Tucked Drape Tops – Pattern Making Instructions.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below.  Always happy to help with your pattern making projects.  Enjoy.  🙂

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