The Basic Conical Torso Block (Part 2) Published June 24, 2010 by missa Adding Straps Extend the straight side of the back straps (closest to Center Back). Go as far as you like - it's better it be too long than too short. Extend the other side of the back strap as well. A good rule of thumb, on a human, is a 1-2" strap. I'm using a 1/4" strap for my doll. Repeat this process with the front straps, starting with the straight side (closest to Center Front). Next: Checking the Fit…. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterest Related Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Published in Pattern Drafting 1500s1600s1700sBlocksBodiceCorsetryPatterning Previous Post The Basic Conical Torso Block (Part 1) Next Post Printer Friendly Version of Basic Conical Draft directions…
The links to pages 2-5 seem to be broken … they all lead back to the start of page 1. (Same for the Part 1 entry).
Hey, wow, that’s a good point – *all* of my paginated posts are broken. I’m looking into it now.
Aaaaalllllright, then. Fixed. That took entirely too long.
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Where do you get such big poster board to do this for human-size? I got the standard size they sell for 99 cents at the pharmacy, and I’m a pretty tiny person, and I can’t do that with the center line. I’m going to be cutting two pieces and taping them together.
You can find larger poster board than that at most art stores – (including Hobby Lobby, Blick, Michaels, etc) and any place that caters to students (walgreens, target, kmart, walmart-even-thought-I’m-still-boycotting), and often also at JoAnn’s.
Hope that helps….
THANK YOU so much for sharing your knowledge with us. <3
And thank you for reading and commenting! :)
Hello! I have no idea if you’re still active but if you are, do you have any tips on how to turn this block into a waistcoat pattern?
The specifics depend a lot on the era that the waistcoat is for. In general, though, you’re going to be putting the center front, side front, and possibly side-back pieces together into one panel for the fronts. The center back (or center and side back, if side back was not added to the front panel) will become the back panel. Shaping generally moves to the center front seam, and possibly to the side-back seam.
That’s actually a really good question. I’ll see if I can get some time to play around with this. :)