Draft of Fitted Bodice Front
DRAFT OF FITTED BODICE FRONT
(Special Measurement Method)
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.
If 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).