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
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