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 not compatible with older editions of our solo dress pattern (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 hindrance 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 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).