Basic dress pattern from size 40 to 48
The Dartless dress pattern can be used for sewing dresses, T-shirts, tops, bombers and other garment highly elastic knitwear. This design does not have darts, – fitting to the figure is achieved due to the elastic properties of the material. Novice craftswomen will like this pattern very much. You can draw a pattern very easily, and you can sew garment very quickly.
It is important! This pattern is best suited from size 40 to 48. For size 50 and up use a dress pattern with darts.To contents ▴
Measurements for basic dartless dress pattern
The basic measurements, needs for dart-less dress pattern (size 46 measurements is used for the drawing):
- Bust circ. 92 cm
- Waist circ. 72 cm
- Hip circ. 98 cm
- Back width 35 cm (½ Back width = 35/2 = 17,5 cm)
- Chest widht1 38 cm (½ Chest widht1 = 38/2 = 19 cm).
- Hip height 20 cm
- Back waist length 42,5 cm
- Front waist length 46 cm
- Neck circ. 37 cm
- Shoulder length 12 cm
- Dress length 80 cm
Read more: How to take body measurements
- Armhole length = 20 cm
Formula for Armhole length calculating:
Armhole length = 1/10 B.C. + 10,5 cm, where B. C. is the Bust circ. measurement.
- Armhole width = 10 cm
Formula for Armhole width calculating:
Armhole width = 0,33 х B.с. + 0,5 cm, where B.C. is the Bicep circ. measurement.
Basic dartless dress pattern drawing
Use a sheet of paper sizes ½ Bust circ. + 5 cm width (92/2 + 5 cm = 51 cm) and about 90-100 cm length. Start at the left side of the sheet. Step down 5 cm from the top edge of the sheet and 1 cm to the right and put point A. From point A move down a vertical line.
- AC = 20 cm (Armhole length)
- AD = 42,5 cm (Back waist length)
- DE = 20 cm (Hip depth)
- AF = 80 cm (Dress Length).
From points A, D, E, F draw horizontal lines to the right.
AB = CC1 = ½ Back width + ease allowance = 35 / 2 + 0 = 17,5 cm. Ease allowance = 0 cm. Join point B and point C1.
It is important! The ease allowance is depending of the elasticity of the material and may vary: it can be increased or decreased according to the garment styleline.
- C1C2 = 10 cm (Armhole width)
- C2C3 = 19 cm (½ Chest widht1 = 38/2 = 19 cm). Draw a vertical line top and down through point C3. D1, E1, F1 points are obtained at the intersection.
- C1C4 = C2C4. C4F2 = perpendicular FF1.
- D1G = 46 cm (Front waist length).
- GG1 = C2C3. Join points G1 and C2 with the straight edge.
Back neckline. AA1 = 1/6 Neck circ. + 1 cm. A1A2 = 2 cm. Draw a curve neckline as shown on diagram.
Front neckline. GN = GN1 = 1/6 Neck circ. + 1 cm. Draw a curve neckline NN1 as shown on diagram.
Back shoulder line. BB1 = 4,5 cm. From point B1 draw a horizontal line to the right. A2L = 12 cm (Shoulder length), point L lies on horizontal line from point B1.
Front shoulder line. NL1 = 12 cm (Shoulder length), point L1 lies on horizontal line from point B1.
Armhole line. C1M = square up 6 cm, C2M1 = square up ½ C1G2 and move right 1 cm. With the curve draw the armhole joining points L-M-C4-M1-L1.
Waist line. DD2 = D1D3 = ¼ Waist circ. + 1 cm.
Hip line. EE2 = E1E3 = FF3 = F1F4 = ¼ Hip circ. + 1 cm.
Side seams. Join points C4-D2-E2-F3 with the curve. This is side seam of the back. Join points C4-D3-E3-F4 with the curve. This is side seam of the front.To contents ▴
How to cut out dartless dress
Back and front blocks copy separate and cut with 1,5 cm seams allowances and 4 cm for hem allowance. You can use this pattern for sewing dresses, tops, t-shirts and other clothes.
You can cut out back without centre seam, and both blocks (back and front) without waist seam as shown on Pic. 3.
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