Bias Cowl Blouse

Bias Cowl Blouse

Bias Cowl Blouse

Learn how-to master the bias cut by draping this beautiful blouse out of silk charmeuse. You will learn how to prepare your fabric and then how to create a deep, plunging cowl neckline. Let us teach you how to draft a collar and collar stand and a special technique of how to attach a bias neck binding. You will also learn how to create a bias flared sleeve and how to shorten a sleeve cap for a softer, more elegant look.

Once you have mastered this lesson you will want to try our other blouse lessons, the Princess Kimono Blouse or the Drop Shoulder Blouse.

The straight sleeve sloper needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Straight Sleeve Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Dress Form Prep 1-3
2 Fabric & Paper Prep 1-4
3 Draping Blouse Front 1-10
4 Marking Blouse Front 1-7
5 Trueing Blouse Front 1-10
6 Front Drape Prep 1-4
7 Draping Blouse Back 1-6
8 Marking Blouse Back 1-3
9 Trueing Blouse Back 1-12
10 Joining Front & Back Blouse 1-3
11 Drafting Collar & Collar Stand 1-15
12 Drafting Neck Binding 1-3
13 Drafting Shortened Cap Flared Sleeve 1-24
14 Cutting & Preparing Bias Neck Binding 1-6
15 Cutting & Pinning Flared Sleeve 1-10
16 Neckline & Binding Preparation 1-4
17 Collar & Collar Stand Prep 1-4
18 Joining Neck Binding & Collar to Blouse 1-12
19 Setting the Sleeves into the Blouse 1-3
20 Hemming the Blouse 1-4
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Step Description
1 Start this lesson by placing style tape 1” (2.5cm) away from the neck on both sides. Then style tape from apex to apex.
2 Style tape the finished length of the blouse at 7” (17.8cm) down from the waist or your desired length. Be sure that the tape is parallel to the floor, from center front to center back.
3 Style tape the shoulder blade level parallel to the floor from center back to armhole. The shoulder blade level is one-fourth the distance between the neck and waist.

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