Princess Line

A dress or top with a seam-line that runs from the armhole to the hem, or the shoulder and the hem, where the bust and waist darts are incorporated into this seam.

Examples

Image 1

The  Extended Line Dress Block front and back with the princess line drawn through the armhole.  The side seam dart can be pivoted into the armhole seam line. Other changes may be made, depending on the final design.  Some examples are:  (a) the second waist dart can be eliminated –  either just removed for a looser fit, or the amount can be incorporated into the main dart for a slimmer fit, (b) sleeves can be added,  (c) the skirt can be made A-line, as in the example dress in Image 2 below. princess-line-ELD-01

Image 2

A dress with a Princess Line through the armhole.

Image 3

The Extended Line Dress Block front and back with the princess line drawn through the shoulder.  The side seam dart can be pivoted into the armhole seam line.

Image 4

A dress with a Princess Line through the shoulder.

3 Responses

  1. I really loved your explanation,it makes me understand it more and now looks simple, thank you so much.God bless you.

    1. Hi there

      I only draft patterns for myself and write instructions for those patterns, sharing what I have learned in the process. Given that I only draft patterns for myself, most of my patterns will have princess lines. The next 10 or so pattern videos that I have planned all have princess lines (dresses, jackets and tops). Those who don’t like the princess line can modify the patterns to leave the original darts in, and/or do some dart manipulation to move the darts/princess line elsewhere. I haven’t lots of information on my website about dart manipulation, but have not yet made a video. At some point in time I will do so but that will be months away.

      Bottom line is, if the information I provide isn’t what you want, you will need to look elsewhere.

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