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Begin with an origin point, located at the top left of your sheet of paper. Your paper sheet should be at least 2" or 5 cm wider than half the bust measurement - if it is not wide enough for the block you will be constructing, tear off two sheets and tape them together (with a small amount of overlap). Leave some space to the left of and above the origin point. Some aspects of the construction process may invade these parts of the page, so you need a little bit of working room there.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 12.55 AMby Elias Alvarez

    I am actually a bit intimidated by creating a bodice. Im trying to learn to design so I’m going to be starting here with your tutorial. My only problem is that I have a bit of a problem with math. I’m no good at doing fractions. And also the measurements. I don’t understand all of them. If you can do a tutorial on taking the measurements and where that’d be wonderful. Thank you.

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    Jun 19, 2010, 07.04 AMby csims2007

    Can you tell your method for the chest and back width measurements? I’ve read several different ways to do it.

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