__Measurements__Chest

Shoulder

Waist

Hip

Waist length

Hip length

Full length

Sleeve length

Sleeve round

bodice block and sleeve block |

__Bodice block (Figure 1)__

Fold a sheet of paper and mark A on the fold as shown in the
figure 1. Mark points D, G and J on the fold line as explained below.

.Mark point D such that A-D =⅛ chest +2½”.This is

**scye depth**
Mark point G such that A-G = waist length +½”

Mark point J such that A-J =hip length +2” to 3”. A-J can be increased according to the taste
or according to the style of the dress. This will be

**full length**of the garment.
Draw perpendiculars from the points A, D, G and J. to the
line A-J.

On the perpendicular
at A. mark point B such that A-B=¼ chest +1½”.

On the same line mark point C such that A-C=½ shoulder +¼”.
This is

**shoulder line.**
Mark point M such that A-M =⅟₁₂ chest (or to taste) +¼”.This
is

**neck width**
On the line A-J Mark point N such that A-N =1” to 1½” (or to
taste) this is

**back neck depth**. Join
points M and N by a
curved line M-N is

**back neck line.**.
On the same line A-J mark point O such that A-O= ⅛ chest or
to taste. This is front

**neck depth.**
Join point M-O by a curved line. This is

**front****neck line.**
From the point B drop a perpendicular B-K to the line to the
line A-B, such that B-K =A-J.

From the point D draw
a perpendicular. Let this line meet the line B-K at the point F. A-B =B-F .This
is

**chest line.**
From the point G draw
a perpendicular, let this line meet the
line B-K at a point H .On the line G-H mark point I such that I-H=¾”.G-I is the

**waist line.**
Join points J and K and produce. On this line mark point L
such that K-L =¼ seat +1½”

This is

**hip line.**
On the chest line mark point E such that A-C =D-E.

Join C-E. On this line mark point Q such that C-Q=1”.Join M-Q.

On the line C-E mark Point P such that E-P= ¾” or 1”Join the
points Q-E and Q-P-F as shown in the figure. Q-P-F is front

**armhole curve**and Q-F is back**armhole curve.**
On the line G-I, mark point R such that G-R =⅟₁₂ chest + ½”.
Draw perpendicular lines on R-S and R-S’ from the point R, perpendicular to the
line G-I on either side. R-S=R-S’=⅙ chest. At the point R a dart of ¾” is taken
on either side.

Join F-I-and L by a
curved line as shown in the figure. This is

**side seam line.**In this draft I have
added ½” for seams. While cutting the fabric you can
increase this by ¾ “by drawing another line parallel to and ¾” away from the
original side seam line. It is better to keep more seam width in case you want
to loosen the garment. On the line I-L mark L’ such that L-L’ =¾”.Join J-L’ by
a smooth curve .This is

**the bottom seam line**of the garment.
Cut along the back neck line N-M→ shoulder line M-Q→ back
armhole curve Q-F → side F-I-L’ → bottom hem line L’J.

Separate the two layers of sheet by cutting along the line
N-O-D-G-J. Keep one layer on which there is no marking aside. This is the draft
of the bodice back.

On the other layer cut along the front neck line M-O and front armhole curve C-E-F. This is the draft of the bodice front.

On the other layer cut along the front neck line M-O and front armhole curve C-E-F. This is the draft of the bodice front.

__Sleeve block (Figure 2 and 3)__

Fold a sheet of paper and mark point A, 2 “away from the
edge of the paper. Mark point B on the fold such that A-B = sleeve length +¼”.

From point B draw a perpendicular B-C whose length =⅛chest +
2½”( Please note that this is equal to the scye depth of the bodice) From point A draw a perpendicular line A-D
such that A-D = B-C.Join D-C.

On D-C mark point E such that E-C =⅛chest.

On the line B-C Mark point F such that B-F =1”.

Join F-E.

H is the middle point of E-F.H-I is perpendicular to H-F and
its length is equal to ¾”.

From the point E draw a perpendicular line E-G whose length
is equal to 2”Join F-E by a smooth curved line as shown in the figure. This is

**front armhole curve of the sleeve.**
Join F-I-E as shown in the figure 3 by a smooth curve. This
is

**back armhole curve of the sleeve.**
On the line A-D mark point L such that A-L equal to half
sleeve round +1”.

Join L-This is the

**side line**of the sleeve.
Produce Line B-A to J such that A-J =1¼”. From the point J
draw a line parallel to A-D.

Draw a line K-L as shown in the figure 3.

This gives a nice finish while folding and sewing sleeve
edge.

Cut along the lines B-F-I-E → E-L → L-K → K-J. Open the fold
and cut front armhole curve.This is the draft of the sleeve.

In this draft I have added ½” for seams. While cutting the
fabric you can increase this by ¾ “by drawing another line parallel to and ¾”
away from the original side seam line. It is better to keep more seam width in
case you want to loosen the garment.