Category Archives: Dress pattern Drafting

Drafting the Jumper Dress

JUMPER is a sleeveless dress and may be worn over a blouse or sweater. The neckline is usually cut low in front, neck and over the shoulders. Armholes are also cut a little deeper. Because the bodice is sleeveless, it
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Dress Back Design

1)Use dress back foundation to waistline only as a guide. Draw yoke and pleat lines,; then reduce 1” at the waistline and mark sections A to E. 2)Bring sections B and C together to reduce at waistline. 3) Separate yoke
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Dress Necklines Design

  Illustration shows front and higher neckline in one, with pleats and waistline. 1) Using the dress front foundation to waistline only, as a guide, mark position for the first pleat from front dart to waistline. Slash and close up
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Slash Gathers in Dress Front

Slash Gathers in Front  1. Using the dress front foundation to waistline only, draw slash line from armhole [slightly slanting]; then divide it into 3 parts and draw 2 lines down to bust line, as illustrated. Reduce 1/2″ at the waistline,
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Gather in Dress Front

    1. Draw line from center front, 4” above waistline, to side, 2” above waistline. Reduce 1” at the waistline, as shown by dotted lines; then draw 2 lines down form armhole, as illustrated. Mark sections A to E. 2. Slash
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Gathers in Dress Front

1. Lower neckline 1/2″; then draw yoke line 2” below and parallel to shoulder and neckline. Reduce 1/2″ at waistline, as shown by dotted lines, Divide curved part of yoke into 3 equal parts and draw 2 lines down as illustrated.
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Dress Front with Yoke

1. Using the dress front foundation to waistline only, draw line from armhole to front dart, as shown by dotted line. Mark sections A and B. 2. Slash along line from armhole to front dart; then close up front dart, spreading A
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Dress Front Styles

STYLE 1 – Dartless front Illustration shows front without darts. The dartless front foundation may be used for styles made in soft and thin materials, and to fit the less mature figure only. 1) – Using the dress front foundation to waistline only,
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Draft of Dress Front – 5 Styles

 STYLE 1 – With shoulder dart 1) – Using the dress front foundation to waistline only, mark position for dart from center of shoulder to breast point; then mark sections A and B. 2) – Slash on dart line; then
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