Drafting the Torso Bodice
Drafing the Torso BlockThe Torso Block goes down to hip level and is used to make shirts, tops and blouses*. Image 1 shows what the Torso Block looks like. The Torso Block is just an extension of the Bodice Block, and there are three ways you can make it.
- Using your Bodice Block and extending it down to your hip.
- Using your Bodice Blocks and Skirts Blocks; joining them together, and making adjustments to the waist darts. It is then cut off just before hip level.
- Using the Extended Line Dress (ELD) Block. If you have made this first, then you just trace out the ELD block and reduce it to hip length instead of knee length.**
*You can use the Torso block to make further more specific blocks for shirts and blouses; e.g. a Shirt Block would have a lowered armhole and more ease in the waist and hips.
*The ELD block is just an extension of the Torso Block, or alternately, the Torso block is a shortened version of the ELD block.