Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Drafting The Front Bodice Nº 5

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. http://vintagesewing.info/1940s.html

19. B-G-9 — Draw a guide line connecting points G and 9. (Line B-G-9 represents a loose, unfitted waistline with the amount of dart yet undetermined. The dart must now be established to reduce the line B-G-9 down to actual front waist measurement.)

20. Dart Amount — Measure the line B-G-9. Jot that measurement down. Take one-half the Waist Measurement given in the chart and subtract it from the measurement of B-G-9. The difference gives you the amount to be put into dart.

21. H — Armscye and neckline using curve G-H — From point G, measure off a distance on the line G-9 equal to that difference. Label point H.

22. F-H — Connect points F and H.

To be continued ...

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