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We tried out an alternative way to create the same basic bodice piece last week using the tailoring mannequins, tape, and a piece of calico! First of all you mark out the centre front, back, side seam, shoulder seam, arm hole and bust line as well as the waist. This tape acts as i guide when using the fabric. The side slow shows each stage how i got to the final outcome. After the fabric pieces were finished you trace them onto pattern paper. This particular way of working and technique creates a more fitted look to the bodice but i would say i prefer working the other way, but was good to try it out and experiment! Creating the darts actually on the mannequin was beneficial as you could actually see the shape being created on the body rather than in a 2D pattern form.


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