Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class, I am going to teach you how to make a backless top with an oval effect.
This class is perfect for practising the corrective darts that we can find on the back.
Unlike the front, for the back we do not have a complete guide to guide us, we have to use logic and to make prototypes.
It is important to make prototypes since depending on the drape and thickness of the fabric, these corrective darts will change.
Today’s class begins by making the front pattern, where we will perform a simple dart transformation.
For this design we are going to imagine that we add a sleeve, so we will not remove the ease in the armhole.
Once we have the front finished, we will move on to making the back pattern, where we will put a placket at the top and a zip at the bottom.
For the upper placket, I have put an exaggerated button but you can change it to personal taste with two buttons or poppers.
We will move on to create the opening in the back to create this daring silhouette, where we will have to remove the ease to ensure that it fits perfectly.
Then we will finish today’s class with a facing to clean the remaining openings and it will be ready for the prototype.
As always, I will give you all the necessary measurements to make the same design that I made, but you can change it to your personal taste.
Something I want you to keep in mind is that although pattern making is precision we can also use free hand to design elements like this opening.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your student account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to make the round backless opening.
They don’t have to be exactly the same as the ones I made, but they have to be similar.
Remember that you can send me these patterns at full size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations are clearly and accurately seen so that I can send you better feedback.