Easily Make Princess Line Patterns from Basic Pattern

This post is about making patterns for all the types of princess line using a simple and basic sari blouse pattern.

Dear Fashionista and Tantu Reader!

Your reactions for the basic sari blouse pattern (link) were awesome! Yes, good pattern making skills are developed from experience. So, I always try to get tips from experienced dress makers 🙂

Today’s topic is, as I had mentioned, how to make patterns for all the princess line types (link) easily from this basic pattern.

This is how the basic front pattern looks.

Basic Pattern for Sari Blouse With Waist Line Darts - Front Bodice

Basic Pattern for Sari Blouse With Waist Line Darts – Front Bodice

Observe the straight grain line (double end arrow mark) in the image. Grain line is the direction of the yarn in the fabric. The long grain line that runs lengthwise (parallel to selvedge) is called as the straight grain. We have to maintain the same grain in the princess patterns too.

Princess Line From Armhole

Pattern - Princess Line From Armhole

  1. First of all, the grain lines are marked in the two sides of the bust point. The two grain lines drawn are parallel to each other.
  2. Then, a smooth curve from the bust point to the deepest part in the armhole is marked.
  3. Finally, cutting is done along the dart sides towards the armhole (scissors direction). We get two princess line parts: centre part and side part.
  4. 1cm seam allowances are added to the princess seam and a smooth shape is given before cutting the fabric.
  5. Note that centre part includes the shoulder and it is the larger part.

Pattern - Princess Line From Armhole - After Cutting

Similarly,

Princess Line From Neckline

Pattern - Princess Line From Neckline

  1. Grain lines are marked in the two sides of the bust point. The two grain lines drawn are parallel to each other.
  2. A smooth curve from the bust point to a point on the neckline is marked. This point placement can be varied depending on the required design.
  3. Cutting is done along the dart sides towards the neckline (scissors direction). We get two princess line parts: centre part and side part.
  4. 1cm seam allowances are added to the princess seam and a smooth shape is given before cutting the fabric.
  5. Note: Side part consists of the shoulder and centre part is the smaller part.

Pattern - Princess Line From Neckline - After Cutting

Princess Line From Shoulder line

Pattern - Princess Line From Shoulder

  1. Grain lines are marked in the two sides of the bust point. The two grain lines drawn are parallel to each other.
  2. A smooth curve from the bust point to a point on the shoulder is marked. This point placement is usually at the centre of the shoulder part. This position can be varied depending on the required design.
  3. Cutting is done along the dart sides towards the shoulder (scissors direction). We get two princess line parts: centre part and side part.
  4. 1cm seam allowances are added to the princess seam and a smooth shape is given before cutting the fabric.
  5. Note: Shoulder part is usually halved. Hence both the centre part and side part include shoulder. 

Pattern - Princess Line From Shoulder - After CuttingPrincess Line Into Centre Front

Pattern - Princess Line Into Centre Front

  1. Grain lines are marked in the two sides of the bust point. The two grain lines drawn are parallel to each other.
  2. A smooth curve from the bust point to a point in the centre front is marked. This point must be above the bust point. This position can be up or down depending on the required design.
  3. Cutting is done along the dart sides towards the centre (scissors direction). We get two princess line parts: centre part and side part.
  4. 1cm seam allowances are added to the princess seam and a smooth shape is given before cutting the fabric.
  5. Note: Centre part does not include neckline. So, it is the small part. 

Pattern - Princess Line Into Centre Front - After CuttingThus, all the types of princess line patterns are cut. Click here for cutting & stitching instructions:

Hope this princess line post would help you! I would love to read your feedback and suggestions! They help Tantu to deliver what you need!

TC!

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About sindhoooo

Hi, I am Sindhu Devi, an Indian Fashion Designer. I am a graduate in Fashion Design from Mangalore University, who bagged the first rank in the year 2006. I have enjoyed teaching Fashion Design for 5years. Currently I am a full time designer and a full time homemaker. I am passionate about designing as well as making of unique outfits and accessories, keen to share my design ideas in the blogosphere.
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13 Responses to Easily Make Princess Line Patterns from Basic Pattern

  1. Mridula says:

    Sindhu I am sure it must be easy for you but it straight goes over my head 😀

  2. bhawyarun79 says:

    you made it easy.. thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Anita says:

    When I see such expert Posts, I feel I don’t know how to do this 🙂 🙂
    Nice instructions Teacherji 🙂

    • sindhoooo says:

      Thanks a lot for your precious time and encouraging words! When readers feel they can do these patterns even though they don’t know, I am done and won! Keep smiling! Keep visiting! TC!

  4. Sindhoo Love the way you explain it with lot of images!

  5. shilpa shiv says:

    Thank u so much u cleared my doubts about princess line blouse loved it thank u so much.

  6. misha says:

    Very good explanation…

  7. Lalitha Kalyanasundaram says:

    Hai Sindhu, Your patterns are so easy to follow and you r very generous. I really like them. Thank youu.

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