Center Front Neck Dart Bodice - Jewel Neckline - University of Fashion

Center Front Neck Dart Bodice – Jewel Neckline

Center Front Neck Dart Bodice – Jewel Neckline

Expand your design options by learning how to manipulate darts. In this lesson we will teach you how to drape a front bodice with a center front neck dart and a jewel neckline. You will learn how to block and press your muslin and then how to manipulate the muslin, so that all of the dart fullness is positioned at the neck. This lesson, as well as our other dart manipulation lessons, will inspire and encourage you so that you will be able to apply this knowledge to other styles and designs.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-5
2 Draping Front Neck Dart Bodice 1-7
3 Marking Front Neck Dart Bodice 1-7
4 Trueing Front Neck Dart Bodice 1-6
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1A  The first step for this lesson is to style tape the neckline. For a jewel neckline you must drop the neckline ¼” (0.6cm) at center front, and then blend the style tape to the dress form’s shoulder.
1B Style tape the bustline of the dress form from the left apex to the right side seam.
2 For a size 6 dress form, you will need to prepare a muslin block that measures 14” (35.6cm) in the width grain x 21” (53.3cm) long in the length grain of the muslin.  You should always remove the selvage of the muslin first. Snip and tear your front muslin so that your block will be on grain.

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