Drafting Empire Princess Dress


style 1 HOW TO DRAFT THE PATTERN Using the hip-length dress foundation as a guide, draft pattern as follows: 1 and 2) – Empire waistlineFRONT A to B – Equals 1/3 of A to C D to E – Equals A to B, less 1” B to E – Square across to dart; then connect to point E BACK F to G – Same as D to E on front H to I – Equals F to G, less 1/4" G to I – Connect. For closer fit empire waistline, (just below the bust), make dart 1/2" wider . . .

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