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Sewing 305 (Part 2) - Pattern Drafting: Basic Bodice (2 darts) (Back)

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

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




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

• Full length Front (Shoulder to waist)

• Full length Back

• Hip

• Hip depth

• Centre Back

• Neck

• Across shoulder

• Shoulder

• Bust Depth (Shoulder to Bust)

• Full Bust

• Upper Bust

• Across Chest

• Across Back

• Full Waist

• Apex width (Bust span)

• Side

• Arm hole


The Back Bodice Draft



1. Line A – B = Back full length Measurement

2. Line B - C = Hip depth measurement

3. Square out short guide lines from points A, B and C

4. Point B - D = Centre Back measurement

5. Line A – E = Half Across Shoulder Measurement (perpendicular to Line AB)

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

7. Line A – G = Neck width measurement

8. Line G - H = Shoulder Measurement. From point G, draw a line touching line EF.

9. From point G, draw a guide line at right angles to the shoulder line

10. Line G - D = Join with a curved line to form neckline.



11. Line B - I = Back Waist Measurement plus the Dart width

12. To establish the width of the Back, Square out a guideline from the Centre Back line (along line AB). This guideline equals Back Bust Measurement. Mark as *.

From *, square another guideline above and below this point.