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Sewing 204 (Part 2) - Pattern Drafting: Basic Bodice (Back)

Please Draft the Front Bodice first, as some measurements are related. Thanks.

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Measurements you will need (Feel free to work in Inches or Cm)

• Full length Front (Shoulder to waist)

• Full length Back

• Neck

• Centre Back

• Across shoulder

• Shoulder

• Bust Depth (Shoulder to Bust)

• Armhole Depth

• Full Bust

• Above Bust

• Across Chest

• Across Back

• Full Waist

• Apex width (Bust span)

• Side

• Arm hole


The Back Bodice Draft

1. Line J - a = Half Bust Measurement

2. Line a - b = Half Centre Back length Measurement plus 3/4 inch (2cm)

3. Line b – c = Centre Back Measurement

4. Line c - d = Full Length Back measurement



5. Line d – e = Half Across Shoulder Measurement

6. Line e – f = Square down a guide line for about 2 1/2 inches (6.25cm)

7. Point g = Mark half way between points b and a

8. Line g - h = Half Across Back Measurement

9. Line a - i = Half of Line g-h measurement

10. Line c - j = Line a-i minus 3/8 inch (1cm)

11. Line i - j = Join with a straight line