Here I am going to show you how to draft a simple change to a basic bodice to make a blocked bodice similar to the Easter dress I made for Kels.
The Supplies needed:
Bodice Pattern Pen Scissors Scrap Paper Ruler (Not Pictured) Tape Protractor although not necessary
Step 1: Measure down from the center 2 1/2”
Step 2: Use a protractor to make another line that is “squared” with previous mark.
Step 3:Draw a line across entire pattern piece.
Step 4: Cut on the line
Step 5: Tape the top of the bodice front to a scrap piece of paper.
Step 6: Add seam allowance. I measured 1/2” down. Cut out the new pattern piece and label.
Step 7: Tape the bottom of the bodice front to a scrap piece of paper
Step 8: Add seam allowance. I measured 1/2” up. Cut out the new pattern piece and label.
Step 9: Congratulate yourself! You just drafted the front of the blocked bodice pattern.
Step 10: Take the new bodice top pattern piece and lay it on the back bodice. Draw a line at the end of the top piece.
Step 11: Cut on the line.
These next steps are no longer pictured, but you’re awesome. You can do it. Just refer to the other pictures about adding seam allowance if you have a problem.
Step 12: Add the seam allowance to the bottom bodice back. This time add 1”
Because, when we traced the “new” top bodice back piece it had the 1/2” seam allowance already added. So for the bottom bodice back we need to add the 1/2” back on, plus an additional seam allowance.
If you have any questions just let me know.
Enjoy your new pattern!