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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:15pm On Jun 16, 2016
Go in 1/4" on the two outer sides and 1 " in the corner I.e 45 degrees. Join all three points using a curved ruler to form the neckline.is you are a large size then you will go in 1/2" on the sides. Extra large 3/4" etc

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:23pm On Jun 16, 2016
Now that the neckline is done next is the armhole.

From the guideline on the shoulder line go down 9" and mark .

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:25pm On Jun 16, 2016
Measure and mark out 1/4 of your bust measurements plus 1/2 for bust easing

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:31pm On Jun 16, 2016
Mark out the midpoint between your shoulder line and bust line and square out. Mark out 1/2 of your front chest measurement.

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:33pm On Jun 16, 2016
Use a curved ruler to join the three points to create the arm hole.

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:47pm On Jun 16, 2016
From the end of the armholes go down 2 & 3/4" mark and square down

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:48pm On Jun 16, 2016
Go down 1"from point M and Mark . Mark out the mid point and join all three points to intersect with the bust point to form the side dart.

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 2:27am On Jun 17, 2016
Measure the front body from the shoulder to the waist and Mark
From this point measure your waist and Mark 1/4 add 1/4" for easing at the side and 1/2" down for the stomach adjustments, if your stomach is a bit bigger you add 1" adjustment.
Use your curved ruler to join the points to the side and point K to the bottom


And that's your front bodice pattern. Get your scissors and cut along the line make sure your darts are folded.

Re: Sewing for beginners by CheeryChy(f): 11:11pm On Jun 17, 2016
marylandcakes, This is so perfect. You just showed me a better way to draw my Armhole curve. That thing has givwn me serious headache. Thanks dearie kiss kiss kiss the French curve I saw in bookshop is small, just like the type we used in sec sch. Any idea where I can get this your type?
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 1:37am On Jun 18, 2016
CheeryChy:
marylandcakes, This is so perfect. You just showed me a better way to draw my Armhole curve. That thing has givwn me serious headache. Thanks dearie kiss kiss kiss the French curve I saw in bookshop is small, just like the type we used in sec sch. Any idea where I can get this your type?

You are most welcome, you can try the big shops where the architectural students get their stuff.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:44am On Jun 18, 2016
The next stage is the drafting of the back bodice
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:03am On Jun 18, 2016
For the back bodice

Mark 1" for the zip allowance and fold backwards. Draw your guide line at the top.

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:08am On Jun 18, 2016
Measure out 1/2 of the shoulder length and Mark on the guideline

Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 11:14am On Jun 18, 2016
Go down 1&3/4" and from the beginning of the guideline go in 2.5" and join these two points and this becomes the shoulder slope
Re: Sewing for beginners by CheeryChy(f): 11:59am On Jun 18, 2016
marylandcakes:


You are most welcome, you can try the big shops where the architectural students get their stuff.

Ok. Wanna ask a question about the front chest and back ches. I wasnt taught about front and back chest when I learnt freehand. So I'm new to this but it makes so much sense. So pardon my numerous questions grin grin grin.

When cutting, can I use the same measurement of front chest for the back chest, if I want to cut the front and back armholes together at once? Or I must cut them separately?

Also if I want to cut a bodice for instance and I don't have the front chest measurement of the particular person, can I improvise by subtracting 2inches from the shoulder measurement to use as the front chest measurement? Do you think this will work generally for everyone?

Also, you measured 9inches from the shoulder slope for your armhole before curving it. Didn't curving it increase the measurement, What then is your new Armhole measurement? I was taught that if you have an armhole measurement of 18 inches which divided by 2 is 9inches for example, you subtract 1½ inches and measure 7½ from the shoulder slope, then you curve, the curve always increases the measurement back to 9inches for the original Armhole measurement. Please clarify me on this too . Thanks smiley
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 3:42am On Jun 19, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGkxvCMNnog

This is the video for the front bodice
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 8:51am On Jun 19, 2016
CheeryChy:


Ok. Wanna ask a question about the front chest and back ches. I wasnt taught about front and back chest when I learnt freehand. So I'm new to this but it makes so much sense. So pardon my numerous questions grin grin grin.

[b][/b][b]Please feel free to ask any questions. This is a learning thread.


When cutting, can I use the same measurement of front chest for the back chest, if I want to cut the front and back armholes together at once? Or I must cut them separately?

Answer: [b][/b]you can do this but if you want a more professional look,it's better to do them separately because the front and back chest are on different levels of the body.

Also if I want to cut a bodice for instance and I don't have the front chest measurement of the particular person, can I improvise by subtracting 2inches from the shoulder measurement to use as the front chest measurement? Do you think this will work generally for everyone?

Answer: [/b]The front chest measurements is always 2" away from the armhole line, you can improvise using this method.

Also, you measured 9inches from the shoulder slope for your armhole before curving it. Didn't curving it increase the measurement, What then is your new Armhole measurement? I was taught that if you have an armhole measurement of 18 inches which divided by 2 is 9inches for example, you subtract 1½ inches and measure 7½ from the shoulder slope, then you curve, the curve always increases the measurement back to 9inches for the original Armhole measurement. Please clarify me on this too . Thanks smiley

Answer:[b]
I measured 9" from the guideline, this is above the shoulder slope. I also think you are confusing the bust line with the arm hole . On the front bodice you add 1/2" for easing which increases the armhole curve and for the back bodice you deduct 1/2" which narrows the armhole curve at the back.


I hope this has clarified things for you. Like many things in life. There are many ways of doing things but this is my way. Thanks
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 1:40pm On Jun 19, 2016
Everyone please note this is a basic bodice for a medium size. Once you get this technique then you can an always make your adjustments from this and you will end up with garments with a professional finish.
Re: Sewing for beginners by 9inches(m): 4:41pm On Jun 19, 2016
CheeryChy:


Ok. Wanna ask a question about the front chest and back ches. I wasnt taught about front and back chest when I learnt freehand. So I'm new to this but it makes so much sense. So pardon my numerous questions grin grin grin.

When cutting, can I use the same measurement of front chest for the back chest, if I want to cut the front and back armholes together at once? Or I must cut them separately?

Also if I want to cut a bodice for instance and I don't have the front chest measurement of the particular person, can I improvise by subtracting 2inches from the shoulder measurement to use as the front chest measurement? Do you think this will work generally for everyone?

Also, you measured 9inches from the shoulder slope for your armhole before curving it. Didn't curving it increase the measurement, What then is your new Armhole measurement? I was taught that if you have an armhole measurement of 18 inches which divided by 2 is 9inches for example, you subtract 1½ inches and measure 7½ from the shoulder slope, then you curve, the curve always increases the measurement back to 9inches for the original Armhole measurement. Please clarify me on this too . Thanks smiley

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 8:42pm On Jun 19, 2016
9inches:


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Please note it is 9" from the guideline not shoulder slope.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 8:44pm On Jun 19, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgN53vE_uto

Please see video for the back bodice
Re: Sewing for beginners by CheeryChy(f): 10:07pm On Jun 19, 2016
Thanks so much marylandcakes. You are such a perfect teacher!

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 12:00am On Jun 20, 2016
CheeryChy:
Thanks so much marylandcakes. You are such a perfect teacher!

You are most welcome

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Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 10:13am On Jun 20, 2016
This is very good. clear and precise grin grin grin

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Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:51pm On Jun 20, 2016
Rubyventures:
This is very good. clear and precise grin grin grin


Thanks grin
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 10:39am On Jun 21, 2016
marylandcakes:



Thanks grin

What about the sleeves? Are you going to do a tutorial on that? cos that is one of my problem area
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 10:20pm On Jun 21, 2016
Rubyventures:


What about the sleeves? Are you going to do a tutorial on that? cos that is one of my problem area


That will be the next tutorial.
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 10:12am On Jun 22, 2016
marylandcakes:



That will be the next tutorial.


Okay thanks
Re: Sewing for beginners by hardestyoung(m): 2:22pm On Jun 22, 2016
what do you mean by square,
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 7:35pm On Jun 22, 2016
hardestyoung:
what do you mean by square,

In my videos, when I say square out that means you draw a lines in both directions from the Mark or point. Vertical and horizontal lines. If the Mark or point is already on a line then you draw a perpendicular line.
Re: Sewing for beginners by Rubyventures: 10:01am On Jun 23, 2016
hardestyoung:
what do you mean by square,


I too want to know.
Re: Sewing for beginners by marylandcakes: 9:58am On Jun 24, 2016
Rubyventures:



I too want to know.

Please see my explanation above

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