It is the body of a dress or blouse—the garment you wear on your upper body. The approach I've detailed here is a very simple body template that you can draft and make with no sewing experience. You may play about with it, throwing darts or making whatever changes you wish. But even though it's called a "bodice pattern," this isn't a full-length dress pattern. It doesn't include sleeves or a skirt.
The basic bodice pattern comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. It has darting for neck and armholes, but no other shaping. If you want to add some shape to the bodice, such as a waistline or side panels, then this pattern will not help you. However, if you just want to make a T-shirt style top, then this pattern will do the job nicely.
The material you choose should be easy to work with and have a straight grain. Cotton works well because it's comfy and cheap. Other options include silk charmeuse, linen, and poplin. Avoid rayon because it's lightweight and thinning. Also avoid crochet cotton because it's fuzzy and doesn't lay flat well.
There are two ways to use this bodice pattern.
How to Create a Blouse Body Begin by draping the front bodice over the block pattern of the front skirt. Line them up at the waist (they might not match on the side due to the variation in dart depth, but don't worry about it). Trace the block pattern across the front, neck, and shoulders. Cut out each piece on the straight grain with sharp scissors or a machine zigzag stitch. If you want a shirttail hem, start at the bottom edge of the bodice and fold it 1/4" (6mm) toward the back. Stitch along the folded edge using a slip stitch or blanket stitch. Finish the raw edges by folding under 1/4" (6mm) and stitching securely to form a finished hem.
From here, add any necessary darts or pleats to shape the bodice. You can find instructions for doing this on page 3 of this tutorial. Once the bodice is complete, join the two sides together at the shoulder seams. Then finish the neckline as desired. For more information on finishing necklines, see page 4 of this tutorial.
Finally, attach the buttons or other fasteners you will be using to close the blouse. I like to use sewing pins because they are easy to remove if needed later on. But you could also use snap buttons, belt loops, or even lace for an extra special touch!
It's sometimes known as "sequence fabric," yet the only accurate name is "sequin." Sequins come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Designers utilize two types of sequin embroidery: all-over sequin embroideries (which can grow rather heavy!) and random sequins embroidered on tulle, lace, silk, and other fabrics. All-over sequin embroidery is popular for wedding dresses, while random sequins are used to add sparkle to clothes for evening events.
Sequence embroidery involves stitching small circles onto a background fabric. The stitched circles are then filled with sequins or some other embellishment. The finished product is stunning and adds luxury without being overly expensive.
There are several different methods for creating sequence embroidery designs. One method is to start with a template. Templates can be printed pages from design magazines, computer-generated images (CGIs), or even simple paper cutouts shaped like flowers or letters. Using a color copier, you can make your own templates. It's easy to print multiple copies of a single template. Then using a pencil, trace the outside edge of each circle in turn on a separate piece of paper. When you're done tracing, use a pair of scissors to cut out the circles.
Next, you'll need something to stitch with. The most common thread for this type of project is cotton because it's strong but still flexible enough to fit through the holes of the sequin circles.
If the dress has a waistband, the bottom piece is a skirt, and the bottom of that portion (or the bottom of any dress) is the hem or hemline. The bodice is the top section of a clothing. The skirt is the term used to describe the bottom half of a dress. The word "dress" itself is used to describe both the bodice and skirt together.
There are three main sections into which most dresses are divided: the bodice, the skirt, and the hem. The bodice usually covers the chest and the upper part of the torso, while the skirt covers the lower part of the body. The hem is the edge of the garment, whether it's a pair of pants or a dress, and it can be described as falling from the waist or shoulder. Even though they are different pieces of the same garment, many women wear dresses every day, so it's important that they aren't difficult to put on or take off.
The bodice of a dress is made up of various elements such as front, back, sleeves, neckline, etc. Depending on what kind of look you want to achieve, it may be necessary to combine several elements. For example, if you want your dress to have a strapless bodice, then there is no need for a back element. However, if you also want your dress to have a halterneck, then a back element is required.