Example Measurements Bodice

When following along with the step-by-step instructions, you would usually use your own measurements to create your own block.  Sometimes, however, in order to understand or check what I am doing, you may need to refer to the measurements that I am using.  The measurements listed here are the Body Measurement that I use in those instructions to draft the block.

Note that my instructions require the Upper Bust measurement rather than the Bust measurement.  If you want a detailed explanation of why, please read: Why Upper Bust rather than Bust?  The short explanation is that it allows us to create C-Cup, D-Cup or other larger bust cups within the instructions, rather than create the block for a B-bust-cup, then have to do a bust adjustment.  If you have a large bust compared to your upper bust and you use your bust measurement, you will end up with too much ease in the Upper Bust/Armhole area, which will probably show as gaping in the armhole. This method allows all bust-cups (including B-bust cup, which is the 'standard') to create a block that fits in the armhole area as well as the bust.

If you have a large bust compared to your upper bust and you use your bust measurement, you will end up with too much ease in the Upper Bust/Armhole area, which will probably show as gaping in the armhole. This method allows all bust-cups (including B-bust cup, which is the 'standard') to create a block that fits in the armhole area as well as the bust.

A download file of these measurements can be found at the bottom of the page, below the table. You can print these measurements ou to make it easier to follow along with the instructions.

Bodice Front - Body Measurements

Bodice Frontinches
Full Length Front 17.5
Upper Bust 34
     Bust - B Cup 36
     Bust - C Cup 37
     Bust - D Cup 38
Centre Front Length 14.52
Across Shoulder Front 7.63
Shoulder Slope Front 17.62
Shoulder Length 5.08
Bust Depth (B Cup) 10.25
Bust Span (B Cup) 3.75
Across Chest 6.76
Front Armhole Depth 8.33
Side Length 8.06
Waist 28
Waist Arc Front 7

Bodice Back - Body Measurements

Bodice BACKinches
Full Length Back 17.37
Upper Bust 34
Centre Back Length 16.63
Across Shoulder Back 7.75
Shoulder Slope Back 17.25
Back Neck 3.06
Across Back 7.25
Shoulder Length 5.08
Waist 28
Waist Arc Back 7.0
Dart Placement 2.88
Side Length 8.06

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