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I’m so glad you enjoyed our tutorial. For the full bodice tutorials, I learned through this book: How to Design Beautiful Clothes by Esther Kaplan Pivnick. It’s very old (1949) but the techniques taught are still really relevant and works great. I believe she had several books published, so if you find one, I highly recommend checking it out. What I really like about the bodice pattern drafting, is that you’re taking a lot of body measurements and so you end up with a fairly fitted bodice and, when I made mine, I didn’t have to do many alterations to the pattern. So I would say, that this method would work well for juniors (I’m small chested so I can verify this part) and women alike, as long as you get accurate body measurements. Thanks for the question! 🙂