To draft the pattern, start by creating your basic block with darts – our method for drafting and fitting it is fully explained in our basic blocks course/module 1. We suggest to draft the basic block on your own measurements first, fit it, transfer any alteration to your pattern – this way you get a sloper! Then trace a copy (or multiple copies) of it.
A sloper is the starting point to draft any other style, as this one, without having to redo all the fitting process!
On the sloper copy, adjust length to ground, then erase back dart and discard:
- half of its width from center back, blending to zero to neckline and hip level
- half of its width from side seam, blending to zero to armpit and hip level or slightly above (2 to 7cm, to enter smoothly to hip curve).
On front, draw the new neckline from high shoulder point to center front at waist.