Drafting a Back Bodice Sloper
Using the measurements taken from the dress form, the back bodice sloper is drawn according to the following diagram. The drawing to fit the BJD will be made, step-by-step. There are about 31 steps to drafting the back bodice sloper, in Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin (1942).
From: Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin, 1942. http://vintagesewing.info/1940s.html
Read each step carefully!
28. J-8 -- Connect points J and 8.
29. J-7 -- Connect points J and 7.
30. With the aid of the curve as shown in accompanying diagram, complete the back neckline and the armscye of the draft. Curve may have to be adjusted to complete armscye. It is merely a guide.
31. With blue pencil, trace around your finished draft as follows:
Using curve tool for neckline and armscye A-B-G-F-I-H-10-C-6-7-J-8-A
32. The finished back bodice.
Check your draft carefully and check it against the bodice front draft at the shoulder seams and side seams. It should resemble the diagram in general proportions.
With this practice in the use of measurements, you are ready to measure your model form, record the measurements in the space provided in the chart and then use them to produce the draft and the muslin proof.
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