Draping Basic Bodice Female

Material Required For Basic Bodice Female

  • Muslin fabric
  • Bobbin Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil or Chalk

Steps for Draping Basic Bodice Female

  • Measure maximum curve on the front half bodice starting from center front passing through apex point and ending at side seam just below the shoulders . write down the measurement .
  • Measure the length of bodice pattern starting from shoulder along with the princess line ending at waist . write down the measurement
  • Cut the rectangular piece of fabric according to the measurements keeping 5cm’s margin at center front side and waist side.
  • Place the fabric in dummy and pin it . drape in such a way that it covers shoulders and sides of front leaving no space.
  • Pin the neck area and shoulder area . slash the extra fabric from the shoulder area . keep the grain lines straight . 
  • pin up the armhole and slash along so the fabric fits
  • Adjust the side seam and pin it up .
  • Hold the extra fabric around waist and convert to waist dart along the princess line . slash if needed around the waist 
  • Mark the neckline , armhole curve , side seam and the waist dart with either pencil or chalk .