Drafting the Bodice Block Set

Drafting the Bodice Block Set Drafting the Bodice Block Set This article was originally published in January 2018. It was then updated on 13 April 2020, changing the ease in the Upper Bust from 6-inches to 5-inches. Please note that I have since revised my Bodice Block instructions; my system has changed significantly.  Please see […]

How to Draft the Sleeve Block

Drafting the Sleeve Block How to Draft the Sleeve Block These instructions were amended on 26th June 2020.  There was a mistake in the instructions prior to this update. These are the step-by-step instructions for drafting the Sleeve Block. This sleeve is made to fit the personalized Bodice Block, therefore you need to make that […]

Sleeve Changes for Stretch Torso

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice Sleeve Changes for Stretch Torso We will draft a sleeve that has both Stretch-woven and Knit ratios on it. Instructions:  Drafting the Stretch-woven Sleeve Block, Figure 1 I am actually going to remove the elbow dart,  even through we can have darts in the Stretch-woven Block.  I don’t think the […]

How to Draft Knit from Stretchwoven (Method C)

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice How to Draft Knit from Stretch-woven (Method C) I recommend you read the article: Stretch & Knits for Non-Standard Figures before using this method. Instructions:  Drafting the Knit Block/s –  Method C, Figure 1 Draw a horizontal line, A~B, and place your Stretch-woven Torso Front & Back blocks so that […]

How to Draft Knit from Stretchwoven (Method B)

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice How to Draft Knit from Stretch-woven (Method B) In Method A the Front and Back armholes of the Knit Block ended up very similar in shape; basically the value of the side seam dart of the Front block was transferred to the armhole. In this method, the armholes are left […]

How to Draft Knit from Stretchwoven (Method A)

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice How to Draft Knit from Stretch-woven (Method A) n this Method, the Back and Front are basically the same, except for the neckline and a very slight difference to the front armhole.  This method can be used by women with standard figures. If you have a large bust, or if […]

How to Draft Stretchwoven Block from Torso

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice How to Draft Stretchwoven Block from Torso There are 4 articles in these instructions, and they follow on from each other: Stretch-woven Block (SW) Knit Block from SW,  Method A (Back and Front the same except for neckline) Knit Block from SW,  Method B (Back and Front armhole different) Knit […]

Drafting the Stretch/Knit Torso Blocks

Drafting the Knit/Stretch Torso Bodice Drafting the Stretch/Knit Torso Blocks I will be be drafting the Stretch/Knit Torso Blocks using the Torso Block. First I will draft the Stretch-woven Block; as the name suggests you can use this block to make patterns for woven fabrics.  Use this block for wovens that have about 18-20% stretch. […]

Drafting Patternmaking Blocks

Blocks Drafting Patternmaking Blocks Scroll down for links to the videos with instructions for taking measurements and for drafting the Bodice Block, Sleeve Block and Pants Block. Patternmaking Tools 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 […]

Blocks

Blocks Blocks Information These pages listed in the Blocks Menu contain Information for making your own blocks, taking measurements to make those blocks, and there are also some downloadable blocks that can be purchased.  See below for a more detailed summary of what these pages offer, or use the Blocks menu to go directly to […]