20 Apr Gather Shirt
Posted at 16:54h in Fitted Dress Block, Pattern Making Instructions, Pattern Puzzles 0 Comments
Once again I am attracted to the loose-fit silhouette that is such a staple in most fashion ranges at the moment. And somehow I think it may also indicate a desire to bring my own wardrobe up-to-date. This cocoon shaped, gathered drape shirt would behave at its best if you were to cut it in a light, drapey woven such as silk satin or a crepe de chine. The gathered drape flows out of the neckline, over the shoulders into a slightly restricted armhole. This is the one feature of the design that will most likely require tweaking in the first toile. The shirt design also features a Hi-Lo hemline and a concealed button front with two-piece shirt collar. This design can be made as either a tunic length or dress length according to personal taste.