Making the Dress Block

example-ELD-block

The Extended Line Dress (ELD) block is used to make dresses without a waist seam. Image 1 shows what the ELD block looks like.

You don't need to make the ELD block from scratch - you can make it either:

  • Using your Bodice Blocks and Skirts Blocks; joining them together, and making adjustments to the waist darts
  • Using a Torso block.  A Torso block finishes just before the hips, so it's just a case of extending the Torso down to the required (preferred) length for the dress.*

*Note: The ELD block is just an extension of the Torso Block, or alternately, the Torso block is a shortened version of the ELD block.  If you make the ELD block from the Bodice & Skirt Blocks, you can then make the Torso Block from the ELD Block.

I will be creating the ELD block from the Bodice & Skirt Blocks.

Darts

This dress block has a bodice side seam dart and two waist darts that run through the bodice and skirt.

When making the ELD block from the Bodice & Skirt blocks, it doesn't matter if the darts on the Bodice & Skirt don't match up, these can just be redrawn.

Example

An example of a dress made with the ELD block is the princess-line dress shown to the right in Image 2.  The dress on the left has a waist seam; it is made using the Bodice and Skirt Blocks.   The dress on the right is made using the ELD dress block; there is no waist seam, the side-seam and waist darts are incorporated into the design line.

comparison


  1. Comments (0)

  2. Add yours
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

myBluprint.com

>Shop deals of the week at shop.mybluprint.com!

This is an affiliate ad and I will receive a commission for any purchases you make through this link.

Back to top