Drafting Dress Bodices


DRESS BODICES – [Styles 7 ] 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.Style 7 featuring sleeveless dress bodice front scooped neckline diagonal pleats overlap center front 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.

 

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