After completing pattern drafting for Skirts, I decided to move forward with Moulage. With pencil and eraser nearby, I began translating my measurements onto paper, the end result would be a “mold” of my body to assist in garment construction.
First, I needed to draft a Foundation Block front and back in order to draft a custom moulage of my upper torso. Once completed, I drafted a bodice sloper of my front and back, and mounted the two on oak tag.
The text book used for class, Building Patterns, The Architecture of Women’s Clothing, written by Suzy Ferrer can be a bit overwhelming given the amount of technical information. A semester of instruction would definitely explain, in detail, the technical aspects of this informative book.
Here is my moulage. A few minor adjustments to the shoulders and hips were made (as pinned in the photo.)
It was an intense experience, but also rewarding. I am proud of my accomplishment.