Draft of Fitted Bodice Front


DRAFT OF FITTED BODICE FRONT

(Special Measurement Method)

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1. CENTER FRONT LENGTH

A to B – From neck to waistline.

This measurement is taken along center front from the base of the neck to the waistline/

Draw line from A to B for center front line.

2. ACROSS CHEST

Ato C –About 1/5 of lineAand B.
C to D – Equals half of width across chest.

Square a line across C to D; then extend line about 3”.

3. FRONT SHOULDER HEIGHT

B to E – Equals length from waist to shoulder, at neck.

Tape is parallel to center front line.

4. FRONT BODY WIDTH

E to F – Square a line across at point F.
This line equals half of front at shoulder seam. F to G – Square a line down from F to line C-D.

5. FRONT SHOULDER SLOPE

B to H – Equals length from center front waist to shoulder at armhole. Mark point H somewhere

on line F-G for shoulder slope.

6. FRONT SHOULDER SEAM

H to I – Draw a line from H to I. Locating I somewhere on line E-F.

A to I – For front neckline, draw a curved line from A to I,

passing 1/2″ from crossing of guide lines as illustrated.

7. FULL FRONT WIDTH

B to J – Square a line across at B.
This equals half of front, measuring across bust to side seam, at armhole. J to K – Square a line up from J to line C-D.

8. SIDE WAIST

A to L – Equals length from center front at neck to side at waist. Mark point L somewhere on line J-K.
9. SIDE SEAM LENGTH

L to M – Draw side seam line. M to N – Square a line across from M to center front. O to D – Square a line up to D. Continue to the top. O to P -7/8”- Draw a diagonal line. H to M – Draw the armhole from H to D to P to M.

10. FRONT WAISTLINE

R to Q – First locate Q at crossing of diagonal lines N to L, and D to B; then square a line across from R to Q.


B to S – Equals R to Q less 1/2″.

S to T – Equals reductions at front waistline.

Make dart by drawing equal length lines from Q to S and Q to T; then connect from T to L.

draft fitted bodice front-2-2If measurement across fullest part of bust is greater than line N to M, cut out dart and slash from Q to U (2” from P). Spread needed amount at Q, pivoting at U. (This also helps to reduce armhole slightly). 

 

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