Cowl neck Front
cowl neck front – 3 styles
The diagrams below show how to allow fullness in
front for single, double, or triple drape cowl neck,
using the dress front [dart less or front dart] foundation as a guide.
COWL NECK WITH SINGLE DRAPE
Illustration shows blouse with high neckline drape in front.
Neckline is 1” lower at shoulder.
1) Using the dart less front foundation,
draw a straight line from a point on shoulder seam, 1” below neckline, to center front neck.
Mark position for drape allowance by drawing a curved line from shoulder to neck, and making
section A about 1” wide at deepest part of curve.
2) First draw squared lines; then slash front between sections A and B, and spread placing front along
the squared line as illustrated. Trace front to waistline only.
3) This diagram shows completed front. Allow seams on all edges but center front.
COWL NECK WITH DOUBLE DRAPE
Illustration shows blouse with neckline 1” lower at shoulder, and 4” lower at center front.
1) Use the regular hip-length dress foundation as a guide.
Draw a straight line from shoulder to center front for lower neck. Mark positions for drape allowance as shown by dotted lines
2) Draw squared lines; then slash front between sections A, B and C, and spread placing front along the squared line as illustrated. Trace front to waistline only.
3) For best results, front with cowl neck should be cut on the bias of material.