Side Bust Dart Bodice - Back Neck Dart

Side Bust Dart Bodice – Back Neck Dart

Side Bust Dart Bodice – Back Neck Dart

One of the most popular sets of blocks or slopers is the side bust dart bodice. In this lesson, we will teach you how to prepare your dress form and your muslin blocks and then demonstrate how to drape the front and back of this sloper. Use our Side Bust Dart Measurements Form to record your measurements. The back of this sloper will have a back neck and waist dart. Once you have mastered this lesson, you are ready to learn various ways of manipulating your front bust and waist darts to create a multitude of fashion looks. It will also be your foundation block for many of our pattern making lessons.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-12
2 Muslin Blocking & Pressing 1-4
3 Marking Muslin Guidelines 1-2
4 Draping Front Bodice 1-9
5 Marking Front Bodice 1-9
6 Trueing Front Bodice 1-18
7 Draping Back Bodice 1-10
8 Marking Back Bodice 1-4
9 Trueing Side Seam and Back Bodice 1-11
10 Final Steps 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 Begin by downloading our Side Bust Dart Front & Back Bodice Form, which you will use to record your body measurements and for preparing your muslin blocks
2 Style tape your dress form’s bust level from apex to apex to the side seam, on the right side of the dress form.
3A Next we will find the position of Shoulder Blade Level, which is one-fourth the distance between the back neckline and the waistline. Use your tape measure to find that measurement.


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