The Two Dart Close Fitting Bodice Block is one of the most useful blocks to start with.
Make sure you watch the Taking Personal Measurements Videos to make sure you know how to take the measurements you need.
You will also find below a list of the measurements you need for this particular block.
You can download and print off the written instructions to help you with the calculations you’ll need as well.
This bodice block uses the Upper Bust measurement rather than the Full Bust measurement in an attempt to reduce any extra fullness at the armhole. You can read more about why I have chosen to do this in our article in The Hub.
The Measurements you need for the 2 Dart Bodice Block
Follow the list of measurements you need for this block02
Checking Your Cup Size
This will be your pattern cutting cup size!03
Drafting the Front Bodice
Let's start with the Front04
Drafting the Back Bodice
Now we can look at the Back Bodice05
Tracing off the Pattern
Trace the pattern onto another sheet of paper06
Trueing up the pattern
True up the pattern to make sure it works07
Adding a seam allowance
This is the cheats way to add seam allowance