Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line
Drawing a princess line is part of our beginners pattern making classes.
Here is a summary of ‘how to proceed” with step by instructions and pictures. We choose to show a princess line cut into the armhole but it could be done into the shoulder seam or the neckline. Let’s start with the most obvious princess line cut : into the armhole.
draw the princess lines into the armholes
pivot front bust dart
extend back shoulder dart
draw a cutting line into back armhole
pivot shoulder dart into armhole
redraw the shoulder seam into a straight line
draw a second princess line from top of shoulder dart to second leg of waist dart (in green)
separte the 4 pieces
extend the front apex (3 mm minimum) to give ease at bust
How to draw trousers with back yoke and side pockets we start with our usual block first draw the waistband. 3 can width is good. separate the waistband lengthen the front dart. It will make Read more…