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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Looking for the name of a type of bodice

I'm sorry to bother you, I'm looking for what one would call the type of bodice where as it meets the skirt at the front it points, like this:

sorry that's the best I could find without knowing the name of it. I've also seen some where the point is more defined than that. But that is almost the ideal degree of pointiness that I require. It is just looking for the name so I can find a pattern to assist me.

At which point I feel it pertinent to ask whether attaching the skirt to said bodice would be dramatically different to a straighter bodice.

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Unread 04-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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Your best bet is to just go to a store that sells patterns and look through them - or look online.

You can also always modify a pattern if you need to.

It could be referred to as a "basque bodice" (or, in less specific terms, "boned bodice", "fitted bodice" or things like that) but I don't think that's going to actually help you (since they don't have to be pointy at the bottom to qualify - that's a mutable design element). I would just look at patterns and pick out something similar - which you should have no trouble finding.

And, no, it's not dramatically different.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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This pattern has boning channels for bodice.

But I agree you can modify the pattern to the exact shape you need once you have a base structure.
As skirt is basically a a gather hem you you might want ti pre gather at the waits then stitch down the V shape to cut the extra fabric there.

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