Digital Block Patterns
Select between the layered multi-size 6-20 block patterns and print off A0/A4/US at a copy shop/home.
Our digital block patterns are used by fashion designers, universities, colleges, schools, pattern makers, students and indie sewing designers around the globe with fashion design tools to create clothing patterns.
A block pattern is a basic garment shape from which a pattern is drafted from as a starting point. Also known as a basic template, from this clothing patterns are created with different design variations. Pattern cutters adapt the basic blocks to create patterns each season into clothing collections with different wearing ease for fitted, semi-fitted and loose-fitting shapes. Ease is the amount of “space” in a garment beyond the body measurements; the specific amount of ease will vary from style to style.
The A0 size PDF block patterns are arranged for you to print at a copy shop on an A0/36 inch or wider printer; to create your own block patterns. Trace or spike off with a serrated tracing wheel or bradawl the required block pattern size.
The A4/US letter size PDF block patterns are arranged for you to print at home on economical printers, assemble together; to create your own block patterns. The pages are printed with a frame so they can be connected frame to frame, later.
A0 size PDF block patterns
A4/US letter size PDF block patterns
After connecting your A4/US letter size pdf block pattern pages together with magic tape, transfer onto durable card i.e. Manilla card or Oaktag for longevity, staple the paper block pattern onto the sturdy card and cut along the edge of the solid colour lines or trace or spike off with a serrated tracing wheel or bradawl the required block pattern size.
Purchase the sturdy Manilla card from trade supplier in sheets or a roll to create your master block patterns. Each time you make a new pattern, trace around your master block (card template) onto spot and cross or plain paper pattern adding seam allowances, hems, pattern information etc. The block patterns are (NETT) no seam allowances added, no turnings.
These measurements are body measurements.
Blocks Include Wearing Ease
Minimum wearing ease for tops, skirts, dresses, shirts and trousers.
Medium wearing ease for gilet and jackets.
Maximum wearing ease for capes and coats.
• Professionally drafted and layered full-size 6-20 block patterns
• Colour coded on one chart for easy size recognition
• Format for A0 copy shop print out on an A0/36 inch or wider printer on a continuous roll
• Format for A4/US letter size for you to print out and assemble together on home printers
• Wearing ease is included with each block pattern i.e. Coat maximum wearing ease
• All the block patterns are (NETT) without seam allowances
• Includes a size chart, block pattern piece information and instructions how to print
1. A0/36 inch copy shop printer 2. A4/US letter size home printer
A0/A4/US Women’s Digital Block Pattern Sizes 6 – 20
Includes a size chart, block pattern piece information and instructions how to print at a copy shop or at home
Basic Bodice: Half front, half back with shoulder and waist darts and semi-fitted sleeve
One/Two Dart Skirt: Half front with waist dart, half back with waist dart
Basic Shirt: Half front, halfback and sleeve
Sheath Dress: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve
Princess Line Dress: Half front, halfback and semi-fitted sleeve
Trousers: Half front with waist darts, half back with waist darts
Unconstructed Jacket: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve
Unconstructed Coat: Half front with bust darts, half back with shoulder darts and semi-fitted sleeve