A few months ago, I decided I would learn how to draft of it killed me. Here's my first stab at drafting a bodice block!
The biggest thing I learned is that I'm crazy unsymmetrical. How had I not noticed this before? Maybe it's just exaggerated by the fact the my floor is pretty dramatically sloped where I was standing?
I used this tutorial to draft this block.
The instructions were mostly clear but in some places (like the length of the shoulder), the measurements I ended up with were so obviously wrong. Luckily, this method is kind of a mix of direct and proportional drafting, and there were alternate instructions for some measurements.
It was also not clear what to do with the darts so I sewed the muslin with princess seams. I don't know what I'm doing!
It's pretty close for a first draft, I guess, but still needs a lot of work, especially in the back. I'm going to try to use The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting to get this bodice fitting like a dream. Wish me luck!