Third Scale Blocks – Download

Blocks Third Scale Blocks As the name suggests, Third Scale Blocks are 1/3 of the measurements of a full-scale block. So, for example, a block that is 15 inches full-scale at Center Front becomes 5 inches on a 1/3 scale block at Center Front. Third Scale Blocks are commonly used in Patternmaking classes; they save […]

Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block (Front & Back)

Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block (Front & Back) As the 1-Dart Skirt Block is a derivative block, you need to have already created the 2-Dart Skirt Block.  Instructions to create the 2-Dart Block are found under Blocks > Making Blocks > Making the Skirt Block, or you can just click […]

Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block

Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block Drafting the 1-Dart Skirt Block There are a few variations of the skirt block; you could have a Skirt Block with 2 darts in both the front and back, 1 dart in the front and 2 darts in the back, and 1 dart in both the front and the back. […]

How to Draft the 2-Dart Skirt Block

Drafting the Skirt Block How to Draft the 2-Dart Skirt Block: Step-by-Step Instructions These are the step-by-step instructions for drafting the 2-dart Skirt Blocks, starting with an image of what the final  (standard) block will look like, and an example of my personal block and how it differs to the standard. Example: Finished Skirt Blocks […]

Sleeves – General Information

Drafting the Sleeve Block Sleeves – General Information This page contains general information on drafting the sleeve as listed below. You will need to refer to the information below when following along with the step-by-step instructions. Click on the links to go directly to the section on this page. Ease in the Bicep Sleeve Cap […]

Bodice Front Side Seam

Drafting the Dress Block Bodice Front Side Seam The Extended Line Dress (ELD) block is created using the Bodice and Skirt Blocks. If you are using the 2-Dart Bodice Block creating with the instructions on this website, some of the waist shaping may have been put into the side seam.   (See the Steps relating to […]

Drafting the Sleeveless Bodice Block

Drafting the Sleeveless Bodice Drafting the Sleeveless Block This page contains preliminary information.  See the menu for the link to the instructions.  The Sleeveless Block is a derivative block. It is used making the Bodice Block, meaning you need to make that block before you can make this one. It is not necessary to make […]

Drafting the Torso Block

Drafting the Torso Bodice Drafing the Torso Block The Torso Block goes down to hip level and is used to make shirts, tops and blouses*.  Image 1 shows what the Torso Block looks like. The Torso Block is just an extension of the Bodice Block, and there are three ways you can make it. Using […]

Drafting the Dress Block

Drafting the Dress Block Drafting the Dress Block The Extended Line Dress (ELD) block is used to make dresses without a waist seam. Image 1 shows what the ELD block looks like. You don’t need to make the ELD block from scratch – you can make it either: Using your Bodice Blocks and Skirts Blocks; […]

How to Draft the Sleeveless Bodice Block Front

Drafting the Sleeveless Bodice How to Draft the Sleeveless Bodice Block Front We will use the Bodice Front block to create the Sleeveless Bodice Front block.  We will first shave 0.38 inch off the shoulder, raise the armhole, reduce the ease at the armhole, then note the contour markings. You will need some kind of […]