Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class, I’m going to teach you how to make a dress with a cowl back neckline.
In previous classes I have already taught you how to do this cowl neckline but in the front and in a short version.
Today’s class begins by making the pattern for the back, for this, we are going to use the pattern block of the bodices up to the hip and we are going to lengthen it to create the dress.
Then we will start transforming the bodices block darts, this class is very interesting since it has 2 different transformations in the same dart.
For the lower part of the dart, we will remove the volume through the side seam and at the top we will add volume to create the cowl.
This class is quite advanced so before you take this class I recommend you take a look at the corrective darts class and practice a few (or all) of the neckline classes.
For the front part, I have decided to create a sweetheart neckline where we will have to remove all the ease and contour points to make sure this dress stays in place.
Depending on the final fabric, many designers decide to add a chain to make sure the dress doesn’t slip off the shoulders.
To clean up the neckline and armhole I decided to make an all-in-one facing but you could create a separate facing if you want it to be easier when sewing it.
As always, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same dress that I have made, but depending on your final fabric, you may have to adapt these measurements.
Of course, you can change all these measures to your personal taste or your client’s taste, since this dress is quite short.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make the patterns for this dress.
You can send me these patterns in real size or half scale
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations are clearly visible so that I can send you better comments.
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