This morning I finally got off my lazy butt and finished the bodice block that I've been talking about for some time. It required quite a bit of effort and very precise measuring. I followed the instructions in Pattern Drafting by Margaret Melliar. It was reasonably easy to understand and when I finally made it up in some leftover cotton, the fit was surprisingly accurate. The dorky little top hugged my body quite tightly, but gave me enough room to breathe and move around.
|Hahaha, aren't these pretty fabrics... not!|
|Back Bodice Block|
I'm pretty happy with how this has turned out. I can definately see how I can use this block pattern to create lots of different styles. I'm especially excited about all my sleeve options! As I flick through magazines, I know this is going to help give me endless design possibilities. Next up will be the skirt block :) Stay tuned!
P.S If anyone is interested in the instructions I have followed to create this, just leave a comment below with your email address.