Bodice Class

How to Make a Tudor/Elizabethan Style Bodice

March 19th and April 9th

Margaret MacLeod of Duntulm [smoidel@gmail.com]

 

Students will learn how to fit a pattern to their measurements, create a test bodice for final fitting and layout, cut and sew a bodice.   The instructor will provide the pattern for sizes 8 – 24.  It you need a smaller or larger size please bring your own pattern and the instructor will help you fit it.  Students should measure themselves before class and bring the measurements.

 

Size

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

Bust

31.5

32.5

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

Waist

24

25

26.5

28

30

32

34

37

39

Hips

33.5

34.5

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

 

Students will need to bring the following to each class:

Week 1

¾ yd. of 45” or wider white cotton fabric.  100% cotton Muslin is inexpensive and period, pins, a pen or pencil, cloth measuring tape, matching thread, scissors and sewing machine.

Week 2

Pins, thread, fabric, scissors and sewing machine.

Bodice Shell

¾ yd. of 45” or wider natural fabrics such as cotton, linen or silk or blends of 60% natural fabrics are best.    Add 1 yard if using a patterned or stripped fabric.

Interfacing

¾ yd. of 45” or wider 100% cotton duck

Lining

Use practice bodice or

¾ yd. of 45” or wider natural fabrics such as cotton, linen or silk or blends of 60% natural fabrics are best.    Add 1 yard if using a patterned or stripped fabric.

Boning

1 ½ yd of flexible plastic boning

 

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