A series of formal and informal lessons to get you started as a fashion designer and to take your skills to new heights.

This drafting lesson includes Drafting a tank top to body measurements or to a standard. Drafting the top Size Medium Bust = 88cm Nape to waist = 41cm Back width = 34.4 cm Sleeve length = 52 cm Neck size = 37cm Armscye depth = 21cm Hips = 94cm Waist to hip = 20.6cm

Step 1 tank top :

Draw a rectangle :

Width is hip measurement divided by four minus 1cm

Height : the length of the finished garment, which in this case must be lower than the hip line

Step 2 tank top :

Draw a horizontal line at the nape-to-waist measurement below the top of the rectangle. This is the waist guideline.

Step 3 tank top :

Draw a vertical line from the top of the rectangle to the base at a distance of quarter the bust measurement minus 3cm.

Step 4 tank top :

Draw in a horizontal line at the armscye plus 1cm 21cm

Draw another horizontal line at 2cm below this line. 23cm

Draw another horizontal line at a distance of half the previous line’s distance above it. 12.5cm

Step 5 tank top :

Measure a point along the top of the rectangle at a distance of the neck measurement divided by 6 plus 2cm. Draw a vertical line at a 90 degree angle upwards for 1.5 cm.

Step 6 tank top:

Mark a point at 7cm away from the previous point along the top of the rectangle.

Draw a straight line at an angle to join the shoulder line.

Step 7 tank top :

Mark a point at 9 cm below the top of the rectangle on the center back line.

Join this point with a gentle curve to the shoulder line for the neckline.

Step 8 tank top :

Mark a point on the midway armscye line at a distance from the center front at the measure of the neck measurement divided by 6 plus 8.5 cm.

Join the outer shoulder point to this point with a straight line.

Step 9 tank top :

Join the previous end point to the underarm at the end of the bust line measurement, which is 23 cm below the top of the rectangle, with a curve to the underarm.

Step 10 tank top :

Measure a point on the waist line at 3cm less than the bust line. Join the underarm to this point with a straight line. Join the waist to the hem line curving out to the measurement of the hip line less 2cm at the hip line p