Pattern Drafting Crash Course-Child Bodice

Here is the start of the actual drafts. You will need to reference the Miniature Draft Chart for the ease necessary for the draft. Right now I am waiting for the Miniature Draft Chart to post and will update the links to it after it does!

Measurements Needed
Copy the following to your paper before you start and fill
in with the correct measurements for the doll you are working with. The
ones in italics can be found on the Miniature Draft Chart
Full Length – FrontBackWaist Arc
Shoulder SlopeSide Seam Length
Across ShoulderSide Seam Allowance
Center Length – FrontBackMid-armhole Mark
Ease
1) Full Length- a straight line the length of your
full length measurement
2) Across Shoulder- from the top of the full length
line across the amount of your across shoulder measurement
3) Guideline- square down approximately
1/2 of the full length amount
4) Center Length- measure from the bottom
of the full length line up and square in approximately
1/2 of across shoulder measurement
5) Shoulder Slope-from bottom corner
to guideline
6) Shoulder- from tip of shoulder slope to across
shoulder
7) shoulder to center length guideline
and bisected (for bisect amount see
Miniature Draft Chart)
8 ) Neck Curve Part B- from partway along
previously squared line touching tip of bisect to almost
center front. Leave 1/4″ square with center front line.
9) Waist- Formula: waist arc + ease (see
Miniature Draft Chart)
10) Side Seam -square up from waist side seam length11) Mid-armhole Mark-measure from shoulder
tip to top of side seam line and divide in 1/2. Mark
out (see
Miniature Draft Chart)
12) Armhole Curve-connect shoulder tip,
end of mid-armhole mark and top of side seam in a curve,
maneuvering your French curve until it fits.
13) Waist- Formula: waist arc + ease
(see
Miniature Draft Chart)
14) Center Back Full Length- a straight line the
length of your full length measurement
15) Across Back Shoulder- from the top
of the full length line across the amount of your across
shoulder measurement
16) Guideline- square down approximately
1/2 of the full length amount
17) Center Back Length- Measure from
the bottom of the full length line up and square in
approximately 1/2 of across shoulder measurement
18) Shoulder Slope-from bottom corner to guideline19) Shoulder-from tip of shoulder slope
to across shoulder
20) Neck Curve Part A- squared down from
shoulder to center length guideline and bisected (for
bisect amount see
Miniature Draft Chart)
21) Neck Curve Part B- from partway along previously
squared line touching tip of bisect to almost center
front. Leave 1/4″ square with center front line.
22) Mid-armhole Mark- measure from shoulder tip to
top of side seam line and divide in 1/2. Mark out (see
Miniature Draft Chart)
23) Armhole Curve- connect shoulder tip, end of mid-armhole
mark and top of side seam in a curve, maneuvering your
French curve until it fits.
24) Mark side seam allowance to either side of side
seam line
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