Curving the Waist (Bodice)

Curving the Waist (Bodice) When creating the Bodice Block, both the one-dart and the two-dart Block, we created a curved waist line. This page shows Both the 1-Dart Block and the 2-Dart Block are used to cover these aims in the examples below. Curving the Waist, Bodice Front – Figure 01 In the instructions for […]


Garment Elements Pleats Pleats are folds of fabric that add fullness. Pleats can be added to the bodice, skirts, dresses, sleeves, pockets, or any other part of the garment.   Pleats can be added for a functional purpose such as making a pencil skirt easier to walk in, to add fullness or simply for the purpose […]

Skirt with Lowered Waist

Skirt with Lowered Waist This skirt is lowed 2.38-inches (6 cm) from the waist.  When the skirt is lowered like this you may be able to do away with the need for darts. This will depend on the individual figure. With a lowered waist you will need to finish off the waist with either a […]

Dirndle Skirt

Dirndle Skirt You don’t need a block to create the Dirndl skirt as it is just a plain rectangle. The waist and the hem of the dirndl skirt are the same width, and the waist is gathered into a waistband.  This skirt works best with very large rectangles, drafting the total hem/waist to be at […]

Skirt Details

Skirt Details Skirt Details The instructions for each skirt type in this menu is not meant to result in a final pattern; the information is limited to the drafting the skirt itself.  Finishing off the skirt with a waistband or yoke, adding details such as lining, pockets or flounces, are included in this sub-menu.  Eventually […]