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Basic Dress Sloper: How to Draft a Basic Dress Pattern

Added May 15, 2011

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...




Step 11 Draft front neckline


We will now begin drafting the front of the bodice sloper. From E, measure across one-fifth of the neck measurement plus 0.7 cm and mark R. From E, measure down one-fifth of the neck measurement minus 0.2 cm and mark S. Square off 1.5 cm at S. Next, use your French curve (with the curly side at S) to connect to R, forming the front neckline.

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    May 17, 2011, 08.08 PMby peaches2218

    I got a set of French curves for Christmas, and I was floored at how pretty they are. What else can/do you use them for?

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      May 17, 2011, 09.29 PMby Jamie Lau

      I mainly use it to shape and modify armholes and necklines. You can also use it to shape dart legs.

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