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draw line right ( F1 / 2 ) (full bust width / 2) to A
From 1 square up 2.5 " (6.5 cm) to B .
From B square right ( F1 - F2 ) / 2 (full bust width - above-bust width) to 2 .
Draw a long line through points 1 and 2
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, measure right (on line 1
) ( F3 / 2 ) (bust points gap / 2) and mark point 3
From 3 draw a line at right angle to line 1 - 2 and mark point C
From 3 on line 1 - 3 square down a line, any length.
From A on line 1 - A , square down a line, any length.
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, measure up F4 (depth of bust) and mark point 4
From 4 , measure down F5 (full length) and mark point 5
From 5 , measure up F6 (center length) and mark point 6
From 4 , square down & right ( F7 / 2 ) (across chest / 2) and mark point 7
From 7 , draw a line any length, parallel to line 4 - 5 .
From 5 , to any place on line 7 , draw line equal to F8 (slope of shoulder) and mark point 8 .
From 8 , square a short line right & down.
to some place on the line squared from point 8
, draw a line equal to ( F9 / 2 ) (across shoulder / 2) and mark point 9
From 9 , to some place on line 4 - 7 , draw a line equal to F10 (shoulder width) and mark point 10 .
From 10 on line 10 - 9 , square a short line, crossing line 6 - 9 .
Mark the intersection point 11 .
Draw a smoothly curved neckline from point 10 to point 6 .
From 8 on line 7 , measure down 4 " (10.4 cm) and mark point D . Draw a line from points 9 to D .
NOTE: Line 8 - D is part of the "full side length" ( F12 ) measurement. It is the same length for all sizes.
Draw a line equal to ( F12 - (4 " or 10.4 cm) ) from point D to any place on the line squared from A , and mark point 12 .
NOTE: line 8 - D - 12 should equal the complete full side length ( F12 ) (full side length) measurements
From point 12 on line 12 - A , measure up F13 (center side length) and mark point 13 .
Square a short line left from 13 .
Draw a smoothly curved armscye from points 9 to D to 13 .
From 5 , square right, crossing the line drawn from 3 .
Mark the intersection point E .
Connect E to 12 .
| How to draw the bust dart. |
Measure the length of lines 5 - E - 12 .
Subtract ( F14 / 2 ) (front waist / 2) from the measurement of line 5 - E - 12 , and note the difference.
From E on line E - 5 , measure off one-half the difference and mark F.
From E on line E - 12 , measure of one-quarter the difference, and mark G .
From 12, on line 12 - E , measure off one-quarter of the difference and mark H .
Draw lines from points 3 to F , 3 to G , and A to H .
Make line 3 - G equal in length to line 3 - F , by extending it through G if necessary. Make line A - H equal in legth to line A - 12 .
Draw a smoothly curved line from points G to H .
How to cut the front bodice pattern.
Cut out the pattern on lines 5 - 6 - 10 - 9 - 13 - H - G - 3 - F - 5 .