Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make a boat neckline and an empire cut.
The boat neckline or bateau neckline is a wide neckline where it is quite close to the shoulders, it is a very elegant neckline that we can find in many evening dresses.
This type of neckline focuses attention on the shoulders, we can find this neckline straight or in a more curved shape creating the illusion of small straps.
The empire cut is a technique where we remove all the ease that is on our bodices block pattern under the bust, for this we will use corrective darts.
We find this type of transformation, especially in dresses where instead of being fitted at the waist, they are fitted just below the bust.
Before seeing today’s class, I recommend that you watch the class on how to make corrective darts since in that class I teach you how to do them in more depth.
As always I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same design that I have made but remember that you can change all these measurements to your personal taste or to your client’s taste.
This class is very interesting because we learn more about corrective darts and when to do them. I recommend that you practice this neckline with different fabrics and finishes so that you understand it perfectly.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make today’s design.
You already know that you can send me this exercise in real size or half scale
Please try to send me photos where your patterns and annotations are clearly visible so that I can send you better comments.