Drafting Patterns

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Under the Blocks Menu you can find step-by-step instructions for drafting the folllowing Blocks:  Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt & Pants.  There are also instructions for creating derivative blocks; e.g. drafting a Sleeveless from the Bodice Block, and drafting Stretch Blocks from the Bodice Block. Note that in my system I draft the Bodice Block based on the Upper Bust rather than the Bust; this eliminates the need to make a large-bust-adjustment for those with a non-standard bust (i.e. anything other than a B-Cup).  Note that Bust Cup sizes for Patternmaking are different (and can be VERY different) to Bra Cup sizes.

Drafting Custom Blocks

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Under the Blocks Menu you can find step-by-step instructions for drafting the folllowing Blocks:  Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt & Pants.  There are also instructions for creating derivative blocks; e.g. drafting a Sleeveless from the Bodice Block, and drafting Stretch Blocks from the Bodice Block. Note that in my system I draft the Bodice Block based on the Upper Bust rather than the Bust; this eliminates the need to make a large-bust-adjustment for those with a non-standard bust (i.e. anything other than a B-Cup).  Note that Bust Cup sizes for Patternmaking are different (and can be VERY different) to Bra Cup sizes.

Standard Blocks for Sale

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Under the Blocks Menu you can find hte Blocks  For Sale pages.  You can purchase Standard Blocks in sizes 6 - 22.

Learn the Principles of Patternmaking

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Under the Principles Menu you can find information on Contouring, Dart Manipulation and Added Fullness.  The Dart Manipulation pages contains step-by-step instructions for manipulating the Styles shown in these images.

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