Monday, February 7, 2011

Drafting The Front Bodice Nº 4

Drafting a Front Bodice Sloper

Using the measurements taken from the dress form, the front bodice sloper is drawn according to the following diagram. The drawing to fit the BJD will be made, step-by-step. There are about 26 steps to drafting the front bodice sloper, in Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin (1942).

From: Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin, 1942.

Read each step carefully!

15. 10-D — With the long arm of the square extending downward from point 10 and the short arm extending inward on your paper, square a line from line 10-9 which will intersect with guide line 4. Mark intersection point D. This aids in making armscye.

16. B-E — From point B, measure upward along line B-A a distance equal to Bust Point Height. Label this point E.

17. E-F — From point E, square a line from line B-E equal to one-half the Bust Point Width in your chart. Label point F and connect E and F.

18. B-G — From point B, square a line from line E-B equal in length to line E-F less one-half inch. Label point G. Connect points G and B. Connect points G and F. (The line G-F represents the position of the basic waistline dart extending to the bust point. If lines G-B and E-F were identical, the dart would be truly vertical. This would make waistline appear large. When making individual drafts, the suitable angle for the dart should be noted. When measuring a model form, the proportion could be determined with the tapeline.)

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