Beginner’s lesson: Drafting a Basic Block Bodice
Days ago, a lady on my facebook group page, Valisimo fashions sew for fun, copied a drawing of a skirt and blouse she saw in her daughter’s coloring book. Taking it a step further to actually making it, she found herself stuck. What should be the next steps in making this simple skirt and blouse? Below are some simple steps that gave her some ideas. Maybe it might be useful to you too.
First, you should have your measurements for the body sections taken.
Next step is to cut out the blocks of the outfit. From the drawing, I see a tube top and a high and low skirt.
You need to know how to draft a basic block bodice.
This is how a bodice looks on you below.
From that fold let’s label our measurements areas.
1) Use your desired length from shoulder down to the hip and other sections.
2) Cut what would cover her from side to side as the breadth of the outfit.
3) Fold into 2.
4) On your folded fabric get the shoulder on fold, bust on fold, waist on fold, hip on fold.
The arm hole is usual about 2 to 3 inches above the bust line. Mark and curve it.
5) Connect the dots before you cut add seam allowance to the sides.
This is how you draft your basic bodice. Now let’s see how to turn this into a tube for her daughters dress.?