How to Grade Half Sizes
Darts, Tucks and Grading style 1 – front with side darts this style features side and waist darts which give it a smoother fit over the bust. using the bodice front foundation, make a side dart in pattern as follows: 1) slash along side dart line (o to q); then spread and make the waist dart 2” wide at waistline as shown in diagram 2. 2 and 3) draw v-shaped lines 4-1/2” long for side dart, and 5-1/2” long for waist dart (for size 16-1/2).style 2 – with side dart and . . .