What is a pattern add-on?
A ‘pattern add-on’ is an extra feature that is not included in the Solo Dress Pattern. The Embroidery Bodice is compatible with 4th Edition patterns only (contact us for older versions). Add-ons are not included in the Solo Dress Pattern.
The Embroidery Bodice
With the increasing popularity of all-over embroidery, bodice darts can become a hinderance when they cut through beautiful designs. Many dressmakers are turning to this style of shaping, which moves darts to more discrete locations while maintaining a fitted shape.
Front darts are horizontal instead of vertical, traveling slightly upwards into the lower armhole (only 3-5″ in length). Back darts have been moved slightly to the side, away from the center-back. Pattern includes two pattern pieces and instructions.
The geometry of the Embroidery bodice differs from that of our Standard and Princess Bodices. It is slightly longer in the front, and slightly shorter at the sides and back (1″ or less). In Ladies sizes, this bodice is drafted with an A-cup block, so the bust measurement is 1 inch (2.5 cm) less than our standard pattern. All other circumference measurements (waist, etc) are the same as the original pattern. For Ladies sizes, see the A-cup measurements in our Sizing Chart.