The Basic Bodice Macro

The Basic Bodice Macro

The basic bodice pattern macro is a form fitting block.  It can be used as the foundation for other designs or sewn on its own with or without a sleeve for a simple top.  It can also be extended as a dress. Ensure that your measurements are accurate. 


This block is the most important tool for a dress maker.  It can be used as the foundation for other designs or sewn on its own with or without a sleeve for a simple top.  It can also be extended as a dress. It comes with a sleeve.  You can choose your sleeve length.

The most important thing about the bodice macro is the ease settings. You can input the measurements you require. This is not sewing allowance.  This is the amount allowed for fit.  Take exact body measurements so that you can control the fit of your garments. 


This allows you to create that custom fit that you desire. You can choose how tight or how loose your bodice foundation is.  This unique fit is just what makes for that couture look.  That fit is transferred to any garment created from the bodice block. 


Dresses, tops, blouses, jackets, shirts can be styled from the bodice block. The bodice in combination with the trouser block is used to create the jumpsuit

To understand more about styling patterns see our eBook: Bodice Pattern Designing.