|1. Make the back yoke piece. Grab a shirt that fits well and fold it in half line the fold up with the edge of the paper. Then trace along the neckline and shoulder. Go about 1.5 inches down the arm.
2. Measure how far down you want the curved piece to be from the top neckline of the shirt and mark that length down the edge of the paper. Then connect the point at the shoulder to the bottom mark with a curve.
4. (sorry there was no 3 typo I guess) For the front yoke piece trace the curve and shoulder of the back yoke piece and then draw in a lower neckline.
5. Lastly the bodice piece move the yoke piece (front or back) in from the edge of the paper about 1.5 inches. then trace the curve up till about 1 inch from the shoulder. Also you want to put in a armpit slope, then at a slight angle the bodice piece can be as long or short as you like.
Mark the bodice piece where the yoke piece begins, and mark the yoke piece where the bodice piece begins. You will need those marks later.
For cutting out:
from the outer material cut:
1 bodice piece on the fold
2 bodice pieces not on the fold
1 front yoke piece on the fold
2 back yoke pieces not on the fold
Cut the same out of a lining material only make the bodice pieces 2 inches shorter.
I used a stretch cotton sateen for the outer
and a lightweight cotton for the lining.