I figured it’s about time that i make a bodice block tutorial, given that i use it most of the time when making garments. For this tutorial, i decided to go with the book metric pattern cutting for women’s wear by Winifred Aldrich since it’s the book I’ve used to learn pattern making.
It gives good results especially with the darts and everything. Once you draft a block, you may need to adjust it to fit your specific measurements, if it’s a standard size. You can also draft it specific to your own measurements if you like. Sometimes it may not look like the standard pattern especially at places like the armhole, but it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Our bodies don’t all resemble the standard sizing.
Here’s the size chart for all sizes, to guide you in case you want to draft a standard size and adjust it later. It’s also of help if you’re using your own measurements, as there are some things that i mention in the video, which you may need to refer to.
So without further ado, here’s the tutorial, hope you understand, if not, feel free to ask a question below, or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
You will need a pencil, rulers, paper and a tape measure.
Here are the measurements that i mentioned would be in the description:11:15 – Sizes 6-8- 2.25cm, Sizes 10-14- 2.5cm, Sizes 16-20- 3cm, Sizes 22-26- 3.5cm
19:25 – Sizes 6-8- 1.75cm, Sizes 10-14- 2cm, Sizes 16-20- 2.5cm, Sizes 22-26- 3cm
*Dart width* (11:55) – (size6-5.2cm) (size8-5.8cm) (size10-6.4cm) (size12-7cm) (size14-7.6cm) (size16-8.2cm) (size18-8.8cm) (size20-9.4cm) (size22-10cm) (size24-10.6cm) (size26-11.2cm)
I have to stress though, there’s other different ways to make patterns. This is just one way. There’s also other books that help learn pattern making, this is just one of them. It can be confusing at first, it definitely was for me, but then after a bit of practice, you get better))
I do have tutorials on how to make patterns from your own clothing as well, this video might help in better understanding that. Thanks so much for stopping by)