Welcome to a new pattern making class. In today’s class, I’m going to teach you how to make a cowl neckline.
A cowl neckline, also known as a draped neckline, is a classic of industrial pattern making. This is the first class where we will begin to explore different drapes.
Once we understand how to do the basic cowl neckline, we can apply the same techniques learned today to different designs.
This cowl neckline is perfect for practising adding controlled volume to certain areas.
At the end of today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make different facings, depending on the finish we want to achieve.
One of the facings that we’re reviewing is the all-in-one facings and I recommend you watch that class first if you haven’t already.
As always I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to do today’s class but remember that you will have to add or remove volume depending on the fabric you want to use.
Speaking of fabric, remember that fabrics with structure will give you a more pronounced drape and if you use a more fluid fabric you will have a softer drape.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make the patterns we’ve made today.
As you have seen at the end of the class, I will teach you how to make an all-in-one facing for this design, for these exercises we are going to imagine that we will put sleeves on this design and you do not need to make that facing.
You already know that you can send me this exercise in real size or half scale.
Please try to send me clear photos of the patterns and their annotations so that I can give you better feedback.