Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to make a sweetheart neckline.
A strapless sweetheart neckline is a V-neckline with a curve at the bottom and is very common in dresses and corsetry.
Today we start by drafting the neckline in the shape of a heart, both on the front and on the back pattern.
Then we will go on to remove the ease to make sure that this neckline fits perfectly because you already know that the pattern blocks have some ease so that people can move freely.
Once the pattern fits like a glove now we have to clean the seams and we have to make a holding system.
We can make different systems for this neckline stays in place, but the most common for this neckline is to put boning.
Today we are going to start a little introduction of where we put the boning in our patterns and how we mark them.
As in all my classes, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same sample that I have made, but remember that all the measurements are for reference and you may have to change them according to your body or the body of your client.
Remember that these measurements can also change depending on the fabric you want to use, which is why it is so necessary to make a toile.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, under the support tab.
Submit your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn industrial pattern making is by practising, that’s why for today’s class I’m going to ask you to make the patterns we’ve learned today.
You can send me these exercises 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 give you better feedback.