I will use the separate Bodice Blocks and Skirt Blocks (rather than a Dress Block, for example).
I am actually going to use the Sleeveless Bodice Blocks (2-Dart Block Front), as this block already has the width of the block reduced, the armhole raised a little, and the back shoulder dart removed. I am using the 2-Dart Skirt Block to make the flared skirt.
My Sleeveless Bodice Blocks also already have the Empire Line markings noted. Instructions on how to do this are found under the Elements Menu > Stylelines pages, click on this link to go to the Empire Line page.
I am using my personliased blocks rather than the standard size 14 that I use for general instructions; this is the block I used to create my pattern and I am creating the dress for myself
Third Scale Blocks are available for download, so you can follow along and practice patternmaking theory without making the pattern full-size. Click on the link provided to be taken to the Third Scale Blocks page. Before trying to make these patterns, even third scale, you should have a good understanding of the theory in the Principles Pages on this website.
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