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Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements

Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a tight-fitting block, known as a ‘moulage’ or mold, from actual body measurements. You will also learn how to add ease to convert the moulage to a sleeveless bodice sloper or for use with a sleeve. These slopers will become the foundation for many of your future designs. Before you begin this lesson, view our video entitled, Measuring the Female Body, to become familiar with how to measure different parts of the body. We also provide a series of diagrams and charts, to assist you with key measuring points and in the drafting of this lesson. Once you have drafted and fit your moulage, we will teach you how to transfer it to oaktag and then how to add ease to create a sleeveless bodice and one with sleeve ease, so that you will be able to move on to our dart manipulation series.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Drafting the Front 1-18
3 Drafting the Back 1-13
4 Trueing the Shoulder & Waistline 1-5
5 Transferring the Moulage to Oaktag 1-7
6 Converting a Moulage to a Bodice Sloper with Ease 1-7
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, start by downloading the following diagrams and charts:

  • Women’s Body Measuring Points Diagram
  • Women’s Body Measuring Points Chart
  • Women’s Global Size Range Bodice Chart
  • Moulage Measurement Worksheet
  • Fractions to Decimals Chart
  • Metric Conversion Table
2A You can also view our video lesson entitled, Measuring the Female Body, for help on how to measure an actual person.
2B Or, you can refer to our Women’s Body Measuring Points Diagram which illustrates the measuring points that you will need for this lesson and is color-coded to work with our Women’s Body Measuring Points Chart.

 

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