I have an apology to make. In the first drafting post for the front bodice, I drafted the neckline curve correctly, but gave instructions to equally divide the wrong line for the curve. Thankfully, I have the most wonderful followers and my mistake was brought to my attention. I have made the correction to the written instructions, so if you copied off the original instructions, please go back and find the corrected version. Also, please note that I have labeled the drafting posts with pattern drafting, Drafting Basic Bodice and Master Sewing and Design professional Certificate program. By clicking on any of these links at the bottom of the posts, you should be able to easily find all of these posts. Remember, drafting a basic bodice, skirt and sleeve is part of the Master Sewing and Design Program. The difference with the program is that you will need to do this for a client. If you are thinking that you might like to work through the process and earn a certificate, making the basic slopers for yourself is a perfect place to start. You can learn so much by fitting your own body.
If by chance you find something that doesn't make sense in the instructions, please email me at email@example.com. As much as I try to proof read my work, sometimes I miss things, so letting me know is a great help.
I had hoped to do a post on taking my measurements yesterday, but my day got away from me. I should be able to get this post up later today. I think it will help greatly to see how I take my measurements. In the meantime, here are the instructions for
Drafting the Basic Back
Draw a right angle and mark the corner as A.
Divide P-R line into 3 equal sections and mark section closest to R as S. Using a French curve, draw a smooth curved line from Q through S to K.