Hi, I’m looking to draft an off shoulder Sabrina neckline (like this http://www.bestweddingbridalgown.com/images/bateau_small.jpg#)
If anyone can help me or point me in the direction of some good tutorial sites I will be extremely greatful.

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    Mar 6, 2012, 07.54 PMby patti-r

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    I took the easy way out (too lazy for the trial and error) and used this bodice: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6462-products-15232.php?page_id=109

    I did a mock up before using fashion fabric. Even with the few alterations it was quicker than doing the drafting.

    Hoping others have more input!

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    Mar 6, 2012, 10.04 PMby charmander

    Thanks, If I get desperate thats always an option! At the moment I’m resorting to drafting a strapless dress and adding a band in the fitting. I dont normaly like to work 3D, I much prefer flat pattern cutting but I cant find any help anywhere. I’ve searched endlessly on the internet and gone through all my pattern drafting books! I would’ve thought this neckline easier to find help on? Thankyou for your input

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    Mar 10, 2012, 06.01 PMby TailorFairy

    what I would do, is using any fitting pattern with sleeves, draw on front and back how low I want the neckline, measure at the sleeves down to the same points, connect them with a slightly curved line and then draw a parallel line as much down on the sleeve as I want that part to be. then you can still decide if you want to keep the seams there or cut at the sleeve-middle-line and glue the front-part to the front and the back part to the back.

    Hope that helps and is understandable, please feel free to ask again, if I made any language-mistakes.

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    Mar 12, 2012, 09.51 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Hi Charmander, Pattern-making for Fashion Design 5th Ed. by Helen Joseph Armstrong has how to draft that on page 357.

    By the looks of it, you basically cut the top of your sleeve pattern off to the length you want the “sleeve”, and cut that in half lengthways (the top bit — you don’t need the rest). Then you attach each half of the sleeve cap to its bodice section (front to front, back to back) with the top of the sleeve pattern 1/2" higher than the shoulder point on the bodice, and blend the shoulder line. Then you can just cut the neckline shape out.

    I hope that helps! I didn’t know there was a neckline with my name! : ) Sabrina

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