Drafting Patternmaking Blocks

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drafting Patternmaking Blocks

Block Outline with example of Step-by-Step Instructions
Final Block Example with Each Step Indicated
These pages contain instructions to make the Bodice, Sleeve, Skirt and Pants blocks. To draft your own blocks you need:
  • card paper
  • hard pencil (eg 3H or 4H)
  • square ruler
  • your measurements
  • scissors
You will need to make a toile from the finished block, fit the toile, and make any changes required to the block. You can then use your blocks to make your own patterns. If you are new to patternmaking, the following article may be useful: Where do I start? How do I learn patternmaking?

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