Constructing the Basic Bodice Block
Added Feb 22, 2009
Now draw the line parallel to OB at the other side of the block, upwards for the same distance as the length of OB (this is equivalent to the ARMSCYE_DEPTH plus 2 cm or 4/5"). For bust sizes below 92 cm or 36", this will return you to the same height as the origin point. For bust sizes above 92 cm or 36", add one eighth (1/8th) of the amount above 92 cm (or 36") and raise the point D this distance above the level of the Origin point. Hence for a 100 cm bust (39"), you will raise the point D, 1 cm (or 3/8"). Draw a thin line between the origin point (O) and this point (D - note that the thin line is not shown in the diagram). Note that this results in the top edge being skewed - this is normal. If you are estimating the ARMSCYE_DEPTH here, please note the measurement - you shall need it several times. (Note that in the figure, ARMSCYE_DEPTH is indicated as ARMSCYE).