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Bodice Block, Dress Block, set in sleeve and dart manipulation
This course is best suited to learners who have attended another patternmaking course eg skirt, trouser or garment copy and have some beginner experience in patternmaking.
Draft a personalised bodice block and set in sleeve. This block has darts to accommodate the bust and a set in sleeve. Test the fit with a mock up. The bodice block is used to create the dress block (it would help if you have a personalised skirt block) then the dress block is used to make a range of garment designs eg fitted and casual dress, shirts, blouses, tops, tunics and casual jackets. Once the blocks have been developed the tutor will demonstrate dart manipulation variations and princess seam principles.
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