How to Draft Fitted Bodice


The illustration below indicates where each body measurement is taken on the figure.

The measurement 4 and 6 on the back, and 9 and 10 on the front, are taken from side seam. The measurements 2 and 8 are taken from armhole to armhole.

FOR A FIGURE WITH PROMINENT BUST, take an additional measurement over fullest part of bust, about 2” below the ‘FULL FRONT WIDTH’ measurement, and if this measurement is greater, adjust front pattern as follows:

Cut out dart, then slash from P to S [2” from N] and spread needed amount at P, pivoting at S. [this also reduces armhole slightly]. 

 

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