TAKE CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL


DRAFT YOUR OWN MADE-TO-MEASURE WOVEN BODICE BLOCK

 
GET THE RIGHT FIT  •  MAKE BETTER GARMENTS  •  EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
 
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DESIGNED TO FIT: THE BODICE BLOCK

 

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Online Course Overview

START CREATING TRULY UNIQUE GARMENTS THAT FIT

Alexandra Morgan of In-House Patterns will show you step by step how to draft a basic bodice block using your personal body measurements. You'll learn how to draft a block for individual figures, how to balance, check and true your draft, and how to adjust the draft for your personal cup size. You'll get instruction on drafting a corresponding sleeve for your bodice as well as constructing your block and assessing the fit.

Course Outline


1. Get Started

  • Learn about professional pattern making tools and supplies
  • Take accurate measurements with or without a friend on hand.
  • Make all the draft calculations you'll need for the drafting process.

2. Draft the Bodice

  • Draft the foundational frame of the block then plot the essential measurements to define the front and back bodice.
  • Adjust the cup size to personalize the draft even further.
  • Add waist shaping and three dimensional form to the basic draft.

3. Refine the Draft

  • Learn the professional pattern making techniques that will set your block apart.
  • Check, true and balance your draft for a perfect pattern.
  • Test the draft and follow the fitting guidelines to perfect the fit of your bodice.

4. Draft the Sleeve

  • Draft a sleeve that corresponds to the bodice armhole.
  • Learn about the body/sleeve connection and how to get a perfect fit and hang to your sleeve.
  • Test the sleeve with your bodice muslin and follow the fitting guidelines to perfect the fit of your sleeve.

5. Fitting Assessment

  • Learn how to assess your personal fit issues with guidance on how to work through the fitting process.

About the Instructor

Alexandra has worked in the fashion industry as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer and fit technician for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, with a a major in clothing and textiles, from the University of Saskatchewan (BScHEc, 1990) as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University (BAA Fashion, 1995).

In 2010 Alexandra founded In-House Patterns, and has been developing and teaching pattern making, draping and garment construction courses since 2012. Courses taught by Alexandra are known to be well thought out, highly detailed and stuffed full of information you won't find anywhere else.

Designed to Fit: The Bodice Block

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