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Thursday, August 18, 2011

A-Line Dress Pattern Draft

Front:



A-B = full length + 1/4 inch
A-C = 1/4 chest + 1/2 inch
Square lines from points A, B, and C.
A-F = shoulder + 1/4 inch
C-H = 1/4 chest + 1 1/2 inches
B-K = 1/4 chest + 3 1/4 inches
A-D = 1/12 chest (you can change this according to your taste) + 1/4 inch
A-E = 1/12 chest (you can change the depth of the front neck according to your taste) + 1/2 inch
Shape neck D-E.
Square down from F. Mark I where the squared line crosses H-C. Mark M where the squared line crosses B-K.
F-G = 1/2 inch (1 inch for adult-size dress)
Join G-D.
I-J = 1 inch
Shape armhole G-J-H.
L-K = 1/2 inch
Shape bottom hemline B-M-L as shown.
Extend B-M-L 1 inch for bottom hemline fold (shown by a dotted line in the pattern).

Back:



A-B = full length + 1/4 inch
A-C = 1/4 chest + 1/2 inch
Square lines from points A, B, and C.
A-F = shoulder + 1/4 inch
C-H = 1/4 chest + 1 1/2 inches
B-K = 1/4 chest + 3 1/4 inches
A-D = 1/12 chest (you can change this according to your taste) + 1/4 inch (or)
A-E = 3/4 inch (you can change the depth of the back neck according to your taste)+ 1/2 inch
Shape neck D-E.
Square down from F. Mark I where the squared line crosses H-C. Mark M where the squared line crosses B-K.

F-G = 1/2 inch (1 inch for adult-size dress)
Join G-D.
I-J = 2 1/2 inches

Shape armhole G-J-H.

L-K = 1/2 inch
Shape bottom hemline B-M-L as shown.
Extend B-M-L 1 inch for bottom hemline fold (shown by a dotted line in the pattern).
E-N = C-P = B-O = 2 1/2 inches. Join N-P-O for button stand at the back. Cut the back pattern at N-P-O for full opening.