Learn How to Draft Your Own Sewing Patterns
Under the Patterns Menu you can find step-by-step instructions for drafting dresses and tops. This puts patternmaking theory into practice. Follow along with Third Scale Blocks or follow along with your custom blocks to draft the pattern for yourself.
Learn How to Draft Your Own Custom Blocks
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.
Learn the Principles of Patternmkaing
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.
Videos - Drafting Blocks
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Four videos were uploaded in March 2022:
Bodice Front - Imperial
Bodice Front - Metric
Bodice Back - Imperial
Bodice Back - Metric