Bust Point

Location of the apex of the bust.

The Bust Point on a Block is the pivot point for moving the dart, and should not be confused with the Dart Point.

Examples

Image 1

Showing the Bust Point and the two Dart Points on the Bodice Block Front.

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Image 2

In this example on a garment, the green overlay line (not part of the top) is from Bust Point to Bust Point.

Note that the darts do not go all the way to the Bust Points.  (As you can also see in the image of the block above). This is the case for both the side seam and waist darts.

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Hi Maria,

I'm a newbie starting to learn patternmaking on my own. I came across your website which is really helpful to me. my question is there a designated measurement for bust point. or rather how do you measure the bust point.

Florence Olweny
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Hello Florence,

The Bust Point is usually the nipple (or politely called The Apex). Measure from apex to apex, then divide by 2.

This is covered in my Measuring For Blocks pages:

https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blocks/measuring-for-blocks...

Hello Florence,

The Bust Point is usually the nipple (or politely called The Apex). Measure from apex to apex, then divide by 2.

This is covered in my Measuring For Blocks pages:

https://www.dresspatternmaking.com/blocks/measuring-for-blocks

Cheers
Maria

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