Welcome to this new pattern making class, in today’s class we are going to make a bodice block.
Today you will learn how to make the waist-length body block pattern for non-stretch fabric.
In more advanced classes you will learn how to make this pattern for stretchy fabric and for special sizes.
The class begins by teaching the finished patterns where I will explain all their parts and their functions.
Then we will see what measurements are needed to make this pattern and how to take them.
We will also start to make the pattern. For this class, we will need to learn a few mathematical formulas.
To make this class as clear as possible I have added the most complicated formulas in the class video.
In the extra material section you will find the standardized measurements to make a size 8 UK. However, in the video you will also learn to make this pattern using your own measurements.
As you saw in today’s class, to make this bodice block pattern I have added some ease.
The ease can change to personal taste or to the taste of the brand / client.
Brands targeting younger people will put smaller ease and people targeting a more mature market will put more ease as a general rule.
In the next class, we will industrialise this pattern and make the prototype of the bodice block to check that the pattern is perfect.
And if it’s not perfect, you’ll learn how to fix it on the fittings.
As this class can be confusing for beginners I have tried to make it a little slower than normal, so leave me a comment if you liked the speed or let me know if you would prefer my normal pace.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making is to do it yourself, so for this class, I am going to ask you to do this bodice block in size 8
Then you can do it with your own measurements.
So that I can send you better comments, I recommend that you send me several photos of the patterns so that I can see them better.