Posted 2017-08-12 1:48 PM (#92201) Subject: Please help with design of surplice neckline with empire waist
I've been away from the forums for quite some time. I'm checking in to see if there is now a way to draft a dress with an empire or midriff waistline that fits to the shape of the body. The bodice front needs to lengthen to accommodate the under-bust, and the skirt or midriff need to be fitted to the body. Furthermore, I want to be able to rotate the darts to form pleats. I would LOVE to see a tutorial on how to do that! This is my favorite dress style. I am attaching a couple of pictures to illustrate.
Posted 2017-08-13 3:12 PM (#92208 - in reply to #92201) Subject: Re: Please help with design of surplice neckline with empire waist
Thank you Karen. I can see the potential.
When I select "Blouson", then the back changes too. Would it work OK if I draft 2 patterns, one for the front, and another for the back? You recommended a "Side Dart" for the back, but that isn't an option.
I think that I will need more blousing to provide sufficient length to go under my DD bust? The program will not allow me to add "Blousing" in the settings menu. Is this something that can be "Turned On" on your end?
Please clarify this statement: "You will need to cut off the extension for the midriff and skirt." What "extension"? Are you referring to the added width at the side seams?