This lesson will teach you how to drape the basic bodice. This introductory lesson would be the first draping lesson that would complete if you were studying at a fashion college.
This lesson incorporates all of the fundamental pre-draping procedures including measuring the dress form to prepare your muslin blocks, measuring, tearing, blocking and pressing your muslin pieces and the importance of adding guidelines for balancing the grain as you drape. You will learn how-to manipulate the muslin on the dress form to create your 3D draped pattern and then how to mark the drape before transferring it to the table for trueing. In addition to learning how to drape, you will learn all about the tools and how to use them so that the result is a perfect fitting bodice sloper.
This sloper can later be used as the foundation for many of your pattern making projects or you can attach the bodice to a skirt to create a cute dress style. Use our Bodice Sloper Measurements Form to record your measurements.
|1||Prepare the Dress Form||1-2|
|3||Prepare Muslin Blocks||1-2|
|4||Measurements & Mark Guidelines||1-11|
|5||Draping the Front||1-13|
|6||Marking the Front||1-12|
|7||Trueing the Front||1-14|
|8||Draping the Back||1-22|
|9||Marking the Back||1-9|
|10||Trueing the Back||1-27|
MODULE 1 • PREPARE THE DRESS FORM
|1||Apply style tape to your dress form to establish the bust level. Tape from center front to the side seam.|
|2||Then on the back, the shoulder blade level, which is 1/4th the distance from your neckline and waistline. Tape from the center back to the armhole ridge. Be sure that both guidelines are parallel to the floor.|
MODULE 2 • EXTRACT MEASUREMENTS
|1||To prepare your front muslin block measure across the bust level from center front to side seam and add 4”(10.2cm). This will be the width of your front block.|
|2||For the front block length, measure from the neckband to the waistline,at the bottom of the tape, and add 3”(7.6cm).|
|3||On the back, measure at the widest part of the back, under the armplate from side seam to center back and add 4”(10.2cm). This will be the width of your back block.|
|4||Then measure from top of the back neckband to the waistline again, at the bottom of the tape, and add 2” (5.1cm) for the back block length.|
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