Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Threads Project Guides

Sewing With Knits

Guide Home
Chapter
Inspiration

Pattern Review: Bootstrap Fashion Front Drape Tunic

This on-trend tunic by Yuliya Raquel features a scoop neck, a floating front overlay, raglan sleeves, and a separate hip band.
Threads #195, Feb./March 2018
Bootstrap Fashion Front Drape Tunic
Bootstrap Fashion Front Drape Tunic

This review was originally featured in Threads #195 (Feb./Mar. 2018).

Bootstrap Fashion: Front Drape Tunic 81989

This on-trend tunic by Yuliya Raquel features a scoop neck, a floating front overlay, raglan sleeves, and a separate hip band. Bootstrap Fashion patterns offer custom sizing: Input your measurements and the site’s program adjusts the pattern to fit. Included with each pattern are a spreadsheet with the various seam allowances and stretch gauges for selecting suitable fabrics. There are sewing instructions, but they are not illustrated. Our tester would have liked to see more detailed instructions and found that the notches on the neckband and neck edge did not align. Our staff seamstress suggests marking the neckline at the center front and back, then marking a point halfway between them on each side. Quarter-mark the neckband and then match the points. She also notes that in step 6, it says to overlock the lower sleeve edges, then coverstitch them, but there is no need to do both. Look for a lightweight ITY (interlock twist yarn) knit with four-way stretch.

Bootstrap Fashion Front Drape Tunic
Bootstrap Fashion Front Drape Tunic

(Sized: custom-sized patterns)

Style Tip: Try a sheer stretch lace overlay to dress up this design.

—Tested by Alania Sheeley, Pegram, Tennessee

Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

Sign up for the Threads eletter

×
Previous: Pattern Review: Paprika Patterns Jade Skirt Next: Pattern Review: Capital Chic Sangria Dress
Discuss

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Sewing With Knits

Sewing With Knits

Create your own comfortable, stylish clothing in stretchy fabrics.

View Project Guide

View All Project Guides »

Become a member and get unlimited site access, including the Sewing With Knits Project Guide.

Start Free Trial

Get to Know Knit Fabrics
Construction Tips for Knits
Designing with Knits
Knit Projects