- If you are creating this block for yourself or a model, then make it in paper first, add seam allowances (1/4",1cm is usual) Tip: if you don't have pattern cutting paper, old rolls of wrapping paper or brown paper are fine. Use a pencil with hard lead 1H or 2H
- Cut the bodice out in basic woven fabric and stitch up, leaving some simple opening so that it can be tried on. Tip: This garment is called a toile and is usually made in calico but you could use almost any woven fabric.
- Have the garment tried on and work on the fit with pins or pens, then redraw the block with any alterations from the fitting. Tip: Make the final block in card so that you can keep re-using it.
Happy pattern drafting!