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 embroidery bodice has the same width measurements (bust waist, etc) as the standard bodice. Compared to the standard bodice, it has a slightly more upright/chest-forward posture. Bodice and dress lengths differ slightly from original pattern (1″ or less). We have chosen to offer it only in Girls sizes as well as Ladies A-cup. Due to the unique dart position, this bodice does not provide good fit for bustier figures. For Ladies sizes, see the A-cup measurements in our Sizing Chart.
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This pattern includes two digital formats:
– A4 or Letter-sized grid, for printing at home (10-15 pages)
– A0 size for printing at a copyshop
The pattern PDFs for this product are also layered, so you can print only the sizes you want. Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader is required to access this feature.
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