Bodice Front Style 16The bodice of this garment has an angular style-line (or design line) that goes from the armhole to the Bust Point and the BP to the waist. Style-lines are one of the dart equivalents. Starting with the 2-Dart Bodice Block, it requires the same dart manipulation as Style 11. (i.e. Starting with the 2-Dart Block, and pivoting the side seam dart into the armhole).
The difference between this style and Style 11 is:
- it has no darts, as the darts are incorporated into the style-line
- this style will have 2 pattern pieces rather than 1, as the style-line crosses from one edge to another through the Bust Point, and allows the bodice to be divided
Example: OutcomeFigure 1 shows Style 11 on the left and style 16 on the right
Note: The actual pattern would need some further work (e.g. rounding the sharp corner at the Bust Point) plus seam allowance and cutting instructions added, etc. This has not been done as here we are just covering the theory of manipulating darts.
- Although this is an angular design, a small amount will probably still need to be taken off the sharp corners of the pattern pieces near the Bust Point (see No.1. in the image).
- This will make the adjoining pattern piece seam lengths (orange lines) different lengths, as more will have to be rounded from PP#2 than PP#1. As the seam lengths need to match, this requires an adjustment. You will need to add a little to the length of PP#2 by extending the line below the waist. (see No.2. in the image).
- Then you will need to redraw the waistline, blending into the new lowered waist point.