Learn to Draft Your Own 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.

Step-by-step instructions are available for the following blocks:

  1. Bodice Front - 1 Dart
  2. Bodice Front - 2 Darts
  3. Bodice Back
  4. Sleeve
  5. Pants Front & Back
  6. Skirt Front & Back
  7. Sleeveless Bodice Block
  8. Torso Block
  9. Bodice Woven Stretch Block
  10. Bodice Stretch Block

Free Downloadable PDF Booklets are available for a number of these as well.

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