You’re here right now because you’re interested in creating clothing patterns using our Ready-to-Use professional digital block patterns. Maybe you’re new to the subject or looking to return to pattern cutting and need a block pattern as a starting point. Sometimes we don’t have have the option or time to learn how to draft blocks from scratch so my philosophy is pretty simple… give people the solution with our digital block patterns.

A passion for pattern cutting

I’ve had a passion for fashion pattern cutting and sewing for many years, I studied fashion design at The London College of Fashion where we learnt flat pattern cutting using ready made block patterns as a starting point. Once we developed the basic skills and techniques required for pattern development we learnt how to draft block patterns using our own measurements.

Fashion design tools

These are the necessary tools and equipment that you need for fashion pattern cutting to make a huge impact in your fashion career or project.

1st Class Patterns: Digital block patterns

We’ve made it super-easy for you to start making your garments straight away with our digital block patterns. They each have different wearing ease for you to select from minimum, medium and maximum for the bodice, skirt, sheath dress, shirt, princess-line dress, trouser, jacket and coat.

EXAMPLES USING OUR DIGITAL BLOCK PATTERNS

1st Class Patterns: Digital block patterns

The shift dress block pattern used to make this dress has minimum wearing ease, it sits close to the body. I altered and reduced the woven shift dress block pattern to make it into a stretch dress block. The amount taken out on the width of the original block pattern depends on the stretch of the fabric for the final garment, the dress is also lined with stretch lining. The result is this red dress made from stretch silk satin.

1st Class Patterns: Digital block patterns

The jacket block pattern has medium wearing ease so you can wear a shirt for example under it. This jacket was constructed with the style lines wrapping around the body from the bust through the front pocket and around to the back vent to give the jacket a tapered fitted look. The fabric is a stretch pinstripe wool, the jacket is fully lined.

1st Class Patterns: Digital block patterns

Whilst the coat in this example requires a closer fit on the body the jacket block pattern with (medium wearing ease) was used. This coat can also be made from the coat block pattern which has maximum wearing ease so the wearer can wear a layer of clothing i.e shirt and sweater on the body.

DIGITAL BLOCK PATTERN COLLECTION

1stclasspatterns.com - 4 category digital block pattern to create your styles.
1stclasspatterns.com - 5 category digital block pattern to create your styles.

When selecting a block pattern you need to choose the correct wearing ease for the garment before you begin making your pattern. In our digital block pattern collection, we have the option for you to choose from a 4 and 5-category (one-size) block pattern set, this includes – 4 category: coat, one dart skirt, jacket, princess line dress and 5-category: sheath dress, two dart skirt, shirt, bodice and trouser. The wearing ease range from minimum, medium and maximum (see below).

1stclasspatterns.com - Graded digital block pattern to create your styles.

The other option is our graded digital block pattern, here you have the option to select from a bodice, one dart skirt, sheath dress, trouser, princess-line dress, two dart skirt, jacket and coat. The wearing ease range from minimum, medium and maximum (see below).

Fashion companies, designers, pattern makers, students and home sewers use our digital block patterns to create from one style to complete collections from ready-to-wear to the high street.

3 Types Of Wearing Ease
Minimum wearing ease used for a layer of clothing on the body – Skirts.
Medium wearing ease used for garments that form an intermediate layer – Jackets.
Maximum wearing ease used for garments that form the outer layer – Coats.

PDF Digital Block Pattern
Arranged onto A4 sized pages for you to print out on an economical A4 printer and assemble together; transfer onto a sturdy card to create your own master block pattern. The individual pages are printed with a frame so they can be connected frame to frame, later.

Ready-to-Use Digital Block Patterns
Professionally drafted full-size blocks used in the fashion industry
Sizes 6 – 20 individually print out onto A4 paper
All the block patterns are (NETT) without seam allowances or turnings
Wearing ease is included with each block pattern i.e: Bodice – minimum
Each block pattern set includes a size chart, block pattern piece information and instructions to assemble together to create your fabulous fashion patterns

The womenswear digital block patterns consist of the following
Bodice: Half front, half back with shoulder and waist darts and semi-fitted sleeve
Skirt: Half front with waist dart, half back with waist dart
Shirt: Half front, half back and sleeve
Dress: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve
Princess Line Dress: Half front, half back and semi-fitted sleeve
Trousers: Half front with waist darts, half back with waist darts
Jacket: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve
Coat: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve

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Are you ready to get creative and become a #1stclasspatternmaker?

Dive in and download your Digital 4 and 5-Category or Graded Block Patterns HERE and tell us what you’re going to make in the comments below, or post on your social media platforms using the hashtag #1stclasspatternmaker we would love to see all your makes.

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