Drafting a Side Bust Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements
Let us teach you how to draft a basic side bust dart bodice sloper from measurements. We will extract the measurements from a dress form, but you could also use body measurements. The side bust dart sloper will be the foundation for many of your designs and is an absolute must-have in your library of slopers. You will learn how to extract all of the key measurements and we will provide you with easy-to-follow charts that you will be able to download to help simplify the plotting and drafting process. The result is a custom fit basic bodice sloper that you’ll use to design any number of great styles.
Further Lesson Notes: Bust Cup Adjustment for Bodice Draft – For each bust cup size above a B, make the following adjustments: C cup = 1 3/4″ (4.4cm). D cup = 2″ (5.1cm). DD/E cup = 2 1/4″ (5.7cm). The difference between cup sizes is about 1/4″ (6mm) to 3/8″ (1cm) but be sure to test the bodice.
|1||Prepare Dress Form||1-11|
|3||Measure Back Form||1-9|
|4||Draft Back Bodice||1-17|
|5||Draft Front Bodice||1-32|
|6||Complete the Bodice Darts||1-4|
MODULE 1 • Prepare Dress Form
|1A||For this lesson, you will need to download the: Front Measurement Chart, the Back Measurement Chart, The Dart Intake Calculation Chart and the Decimals to Fractions Chart.|
|1B||You will also need one piece of white unlined pattern paper measuring 26” (66cm) by 30” (76.2cm)|
|1C||You will also need two pieces of white unlined pattern paper measuring 14” (35.6cm) by 24” (61cm).|
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