We've patterned the back of our top, and now we'll pattern the front. Well, not the entire front. The top has 3 parts to it: 2 bust pieces and a tummy panel. We'll pattern the tummy panel first, then clean up the pattern, then tackle the bust.
This style of top is called a surplice top, meaning that it has a diagonal crossover on the bust. The name is based on the surplice, a tunic top with wide sleeves worn by clergymen and altar boys. Nowadays they don't look anything like each other, but once long ago the surplice crossed over in front.
Here's the patterning process in photo format. Since there are more parts to work with, there's a lot more photos. But really, it's the same process you went through before, with more attention being paid to where pieces fit together.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.