Sewing friends far and wide, I am so super excited to introduce you to Workroom Social’s newest project! Meet Drape, our line of sewing patterns designed specifically for, you guessed it, drapey fabrics.
Drafted to flatter and forgiving on fit, the first style in Workroom Social’s new sewing pattern line is this refined and still easy-to-wear blouse that works well with both printed and solid woven fabrics—think challises, crepes, charmeuse, etc.
The Drape collection was inspired by the release of Miramar, Workroom Social’s first line of printed rayon fashion fabrics. With the Brooklyn studio suddenly stocked with so many original prints, I set my sights on designing clothing silhouettes that pair perfectly with the special qualities of drapey fabrics. All of the styles in the Drape collection feature an easy fit so your finest fashion fabrics can float around your curves.
Drape 1001, the first blouse in the Drape collection, features a wide boat neck, which I thoughtfully designed to flatter your neck and shoulders without revealing your bra straps. I wanted this blouse to be floaty and feminine without being too cutesy. A few details give Drape 1001 a polished look. The back yoke creates subtle shaping through the shoulder, and the wide pleat opens up to a lovely draped back. The loose-fitting sleeve tapers gently at the wrist, finishing with a tailored cuff in two options. View A features a rounded cuff and a front neck facing. View B lets you play a little with pairing contrasting fabrics, and includes a classic straight cuff. View B also has a neck binding finished to the outside for some extra definition. This hip-length blouse can be worn free or tucked in.
Patterns in the Drape collection are upscale basics. Each design is a wardrobe builder that works well dressed up or dressed down. With this in mind, Drape blouse 1001 is designed for a 100% clean-finish construction. With French seams, a creative neckline finish, and an all encased yoke, we walk you exactly through each step of the process towards hiding all those raw edges. No serger required.
At Workroom Social my mission has always been to give women the tools they need to sew the clothes they want to wear. It started in our Brooklyn studio with classes, and over the years and after teaching hundreds of students, our methods have developed, focusing in on how to best teach adult makers.
Drape is our new resource for you in your quest to make clothes you’ll love to wear! I see every pattern in the line as a teaching tool; by including the techniques I teach to my students, and encouraging best practices in construction and finish, I hope every sewist who picks up a Drape pattern will learn something new by the time the last seam is sewn.
Drape blouse 1001 is available now, and I hope you’ll give it a closer look. Stay tuned for more about the pattern later this week!
I can’t wait to see what you make!