Bust Point to Dart Point

This information relates to to the instructions in Figure 15 of Bodice Front Instructions.  This is the measurement from the Bust Point to the Dart Point for the waist and side-seam darts.

This is a general guide and a starting point; after making a toile you will check if this works for your body, and make any relevant changes on your toile and your block.

The sizes listed are consistent with Commercial Sewing Patterns. 

Waist Dart

Upper Bust28.529.530.5323436384042
Size6810121416182022
B-Cup  (in inches) 0 .63 0 .63 0 .75 0 .75 0 .75 1 1 1 1
C-Cup (in inches) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
D-Cup (in inches) 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25

Side Seam Dart

Upper Bust28.529.530.5323436384042
Size6810121416182022
B-Cup  (in inches) 0 .75 0 .75 0 .88 0 .88 0 .88 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25
C-Cup (in inches) 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25
D-Cup (in inches) 1.25 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

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Download these measurements to follow along with the instructions (the download includes the Example Measurements, plus the information on this page)


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Hi Maria, thank you for sharing your skills and experience with us. I have a question. My upper bust is 36" According to the chart above, it is size 16. However, in the download sheet, 36" upper bust corresponds to size 14. Could you please...

Hi Maria, thank you for sharing your skills and experience with us. I have a question. My upper bust is 36" According to the chart above, it is size 16. However, in the download sheet, 36" upper bust corresponds to size 14. Could you please advice which chart should we take into consideration? Thanks in advance..

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Hi there,

Sorry it's taken me so long to answer. I don't have much time at the moment to dedicate to this website.

36" is size 16, as in the tables on this page. When you say that in the downloadable sheet it says size 14, can you post...

Hi there,

Sorry it's taken me so long to answer. I don't have much time at the moment to dedicate to this website.

36" is size 16, as in the tables on this page. When you say that in the downloadable sheet it says size 14, can you post another comment with a link to that page?


On this page (link below), both the table on the page and the downloadable PDF file say Size 14 = 34 inches:
https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blocks/patternmaking-blocks-for-sale/measurements-bodice-blocks

On this page (link below), both the table on the page and the downloadable PDF file says Size 16 = 36 inches:
https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blocks/patternmaking-blocks-for-sale/measurements-bodice-blocks#size-16

However I do have the information on various places on my website, so if you give me a link to the page where I've made the mistake, I will fix it.

Thanks
Maria

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Hi Maria,
The chart I'm referring to is in the link below. It states that upper bust 36" is size 14.
I really appreciate your help. Thank you!

https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/images/downloads/example-measurements-instructions-bodice.pdf

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Hi Canan,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you....

Yes, in that document I have accidentally put the Bust Measurement where it says Upper Bust Measurement. Oh dear.... I have fixed that up and uploaded it with the correct data. ...

Hi Canan,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you....

Yes, in that document I have accidentally put the Bust Measurement where it says Upper Bust Measurement. Oh dear.... I have fixed that up and uploaded it with the correct data. (Though it may take a few hours to refresh).

My apologies for that.

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