Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Drape Drape Drool. One-Piece Boat-neck Tunic

You may remember that I was generously gifted the Drape Drape Collection from my friend Hillary at Entropy Always Wins. There are so many fabulous garments to admire and make. I made the one-piece side drape dress three times and wrote about two here.

Immediately after making those, I got to work on Drape Drape 3, No. 13 One-Piece Boat-neck Tunic. I cut it and made it, and then I entered the pattern stash contest and this got pushed aside.  To make matters worse, I hurt my knee and was strapped in a supportive brace. The brace is off and I can now show off my delightful tunic with skinny jeans.
I cut cream colored ponte knit in the size small based on my measurements.  As you can see from the photos, there is tremendous ease in this pattern.  I love the easy drape of this tunic. It feels cozy and comfy like I am wearing a blanket.
The neckline on this top is really wide. It works style-wise, but I will make the neckline narrower in the future. I have to wear a strapless bra with this and prefer not to with future tunics. 

I generally do not like tracing and cutting patterns. I love so many projects in this book, it was a joy to cut what will be a fall wardrobe staple for me. As there are just four steps to construction, the tunic came together easily and quickly. 
Pattern Sheet
Despite the volume of the fabric, this was surprisingly cool. Because it is not close fitting, it allows great airflow and was comfortable even in the Texas heat. I cannot wait for it to get colder here. This will be great with a pair of leggings and knee high boots.  It is awesome for those jeans and tee days with added umph.
I plan to make many more of these now that the pattern is cut. I have a few heavier sweater knits in mind.

Thanks again dear friend,


  1. Your top is wonderful! I look forward to seeing all of your future versions. Your new hairstyle is so pretty by the way! You look so different - I didn't recognize you! Glad you got that brace off and are all better.

    1. Thank you! This top is so cozy. I love mixing my hairstyles up. It is so funny, one day it looks two inches long and when I wear an Afro, it is 10 times that. :) I have had to reintroduce myself to people many times because I have changed hairstyles. :)

  2. Love this top! It looks so comfy and oh so stylish! :)