Drafting Dress Bodices
DRESS BODICES – [Styles 7 ] 1)
1) Using the dress foundation as in style 1, trace front and back to waistline only; then lower the neckline as shown by dotted lines.
For sleeveless dress bodice, reduce 1/2″ at top of side seam to nothing at waistline; then raise armhole 3/4″ as shown by dotted lines.To keep bodice from standing away at lower part of neckline, reduce 1/4″ at center front and back neckline to nothing at waistline.
2 &3) Draw seam line across front, 1/2″ about square neckline.
Separate front and shoulder section at seam; then draw slash lines as follows: First divide seam lines into 3 equal parts; then draw slash lines as shown by dotted lines.
4 and 5) To allow for gathers in front, slash and spread, closing up, the darts; then slash shoulder section and spread to equal the lower spreads.
Cut a bias strip 6”x1”x1/4”for loop to cover the gathered seam.
To complete the pattern, add seams and make corresponding notches.
DRAFT OF DRESS BODICE FRONT [Style 8]
1) Using the dress foundation as in style 1. Trace front to waistline only; then lower neckline as shown by dotted lines.
For sleeveless dress bodice, reduce 1/2″ at top of side seam and raise armhole 3/4″ as shown by dotted lines.
2 & 3) Draft yoke seam as follows:
A to B – 1-3/4”
B to C – 1-3/4”, draw this line parallel to neckline, then connect C to D.
Separate yoke from front; then draw slash lines E and C to darts as shown by dotted lines.
4) To allow for fullness for the front drape, slash along dotted lines and spread.
Closing up the darts; then draw slash lines in yoke For gathers in yoke, slash along dotted lines and spread as shown in diagram 5.
5) Trace left and right front sections; then extend right front up 3” and left front up 1” above B and C for loop over yoke at center front as shown by dotted lines.
Add seams and make corresponding notches.
CONSTRUCTION OF FRONT
6 &7) draw Join center seam of yoke and front sections finish neck edge and bottom edge of yoke [between C
and C] with narrow hem. Gather yoke at center and