Drop Shoulder Blouse - University of Fashion

Drop Shoulder Blouse

Drop Shoulder Blouse

This lesson will teach you how to drape a drop shoulder blouse with a banded collar, a button-through placket opening, a shirttail hem and long sleeves with a placket and cuff. The lesson begins by demonstrating how to measure, tear, block, press and mark your muslin guidelines in preparation for draping. You will learn the secret of how to control bust ease and redistribute it into the armhole for a dartless silhouette.

You will also learn how to make a front button and buttonhole placket and, using your straight sleeve sloper as a foundation, you will learn how to draft a long shirttail sleeve with a placket and cuff. To complete the look, you will learn how to how to create a classic banded collar. This lesson is a classic and looks great in just about any type of fabric, print, plaid, solid or stripe. Add to your blouse library by viewing our Princess Kimono Blouse and our Cowl Neck Blouse lesson.

Add to your blouse library by viewing our Princess Kimono Blouse and our Cowl Neck Blouse lesson.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-7
2 Extract Measurements for Muslin Blocks 1-7
3 Extract Measurements & Mark Guidelines 1-10
4 Draping the Front 1-10
5 Marking the Front 1-6
6 Draping the Back 1-10
7 Marking the Back 1-3
8 Trueing the Back 1-13
9 Placket Front Closure 1-5
10 Collar/Neckline Prep & Drafting 1-14
11 Front & Back Pinning & Shirttail Hem 1-7
12 Drop Shoulder Sleeve-Extract Measurements & Mark Guidelines 1-9
13 Drafting the Drop Shoulder Shirt Sleeve 1-27
14 Continuous Lap Placket & Shirt Sleeve Cuff 1-12
15 Set Sleeve & Attach Sleeve Cuff 1-7
16 Attaching the Collar 1-3
17 Planning Buttons and Buttonholes for Placket 1-4
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MODULE 1 • LESSON PREP

Step Description
1 The first step when draping the drop shoulder blouse is to apply style tape to the dress form. Begin at the apex area, which is the fullest part of the bust. Tape from apex to apex.
2 Measure down 7” (17.8cm) to the middle of the waist tape and apply style tape, from center front to center back for the hipline. Make sure that your style tape is parallel to the floor.
3 Tape the shoulder level at ¼th the distance from neckline to the middle of the waist tape, at center back. Make sure that it is parallel to the floor.

 

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