Plan of Action (Top 001d)

If you are unsure of what a Plan of Action is or how it helps, follow this link:  Plan of Action (Terminology).

How many pattern pieces?

Most of this information is the same as for Top-001B; the only difference between these two tops is that this one has two darts in the waist (for the half block) instead of one in the side seam and one in the waist.

This top has four pattern pieces; the Yoke Front, Yoke Back, Bodice Front, Bodice Back.  The same pattern piece is used for the Yoke Front self fabric and Yoke Front lining, ditto Back Yoke.  However, additional pattern pieces are required for the interfacing on the lining.

top 001d pattern pieces

  1. Yoke Front (self and lining)
  2. Bodice Front
  3. Yoke Back (self and lining)
  4. Bodice Back
  5. Interfacing Yoke Front
  6. Interfacing Yoke Back

Notes/Plan of Action for creating Pattern Pieces

Things I need to keep in mind, decisions I need to make before drafting the top:

  • I need to determine whether the neckline depth means there will be a gape dart which needs to be moved into the side seam dart.
  • How much do I want to add to the circumference at the hemline?
  • How much of the lining do I want interfaced?  (How heavy or lightweight is the interfacing you will be using?)


  • The neckline DOES require countouring for me; make sure I do this before I draw the yoke design line.
  • I will add at total of 4 inches | 10cm to the circumference at the hemline, distributed evenly between front and back.  This means 1 inch | 2.5cm each to the Front Bodice and the Back Bodice.

Pattern Pieces for interfacing

I don't use paper to make my pattern pieces for interfacing; I use scraps of fabric.  Follow this link to see an example:  Pattern Pieces for Interfacing.

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