Bust Ruching Bodice w/Sweetheart Neckline - University of Fashion

Bust Ruching Bodice w/Sweetheart Neckline

Bust Ruching Bodice w/Sweetheart Neckline

Learn how to drape a bodice with a sweetheart neckline and bust ruching. We will teach you how to prepare your dress form and your muslin and then how to manipulate the front dart to create bust ruching. This lesson will inspire you to view our other lessons on dart variations and different neckline styles.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-5
2 Draping Front Ruched Bust Dart Bodice 1-8
3 Marking Front Ruched Bust Dart Bodice 1-8
4 Trueing Front Ruched Bust Dart Bodice 1-8
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1A We begin this lesson by styletaping our sweetheart neckline, which for a size 6, is 6” (15.2cm) down from the center front neck and 3” (7.6cm) away from the neck at the shoulder.
1B We also styletaped the bustline on the right side of the dress form, from Apex to side seam. Be sure that the bustline is level with the floor.
2 For a size 6 dress form, you will need to prepare a muslin block that measures 14” (35.6cm) wide in the width grain x 21” (53.3cm) long in the length grain of the muslin. You should always remove the selvage from the muslin first.  Snip and tear your front muslin, so that your block will be on grain.

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