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Bustier Bodice

Bustier Bodice

Learn how to drape a sexy bustier bodice with a sweetheart neckline. We’ll show you how to prepare your dress form, how to create your neck styleline and then how to prepare your muslin for draping. You will learn how to contour drape the bodice panels, mark and then true the panels. The result is a fun bustier that you can make out of the fabric of your choice.

Try our Bustier Dress lesson or create your own design by attaching your bustier bodice to our Straight or Flared Skirt lesson!

Module Title Step
1 Prepare the Dress Form 1-4
2 Extract Measurements 1-2
3 Prepare Muslin Blocks 1-4
4 Mark Guidelines 1-3
5 Draping & Marking Bustier Center Front Panel 1-3
6 Draping & Marking Bustier Side Front Panel 1-3
7 Draping & Marking Bustier Center Back Panel 1-3
8 Draping & Marking Bustier Side Back Panel 1-3
9 Trueing the Bustier Drape 1-4
10 Bustier Final Steps 1-5
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MODULE 1 • PREPARE THE DRESS FORM

Step Description
1 The first step when draping the bustier is to apply style tape to your dress form to establish your guidelines and neck styleline. Start by taping across the bust level from the left apex across to the right apex.
2 Tape the desired neckline from center front to center back. At the side seam don’t drop lower than 1” (2.5cm) from the armplate.
3 For beginners, it is a good idea to apply your bust level tape from center front to the side seam. This will make it easier when balancing the side front panel. Be sure the tape is level to the floor.
4 We will be using the princess lines of the dress form both front and back as the princess stylelines for this bustier.

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