Listed below are my basic pattern making blocks as PDF downloads.
They are all (Dress, Knit, Skirt, Trousers and Corset) available in
sizes 6-16. At this stage they are available as A4/letter print and A0
print and in the coming months they will be made available as 36"
plotter print. In the next phase of development I'll have them graded
to size 22 and will release the larger sizes when testing has proved
them to be accurate.
These blocks have been tested in the commercial sector across multiple product areas.
They are finessed on fit & balance & are supplied without styling detail or seam allowances.
THEY ARE FOR HOME AND PERSONAL USE ONLY. Contact me direct to
discuss permission to use these resources in education or commercial
NB the effective use of basic blocks depends on some knowledge of pattern making & styling.
All graded block sets:
Are available in six sizes per set, based on an industry standard 5cm/2" grade between sizes.
Are based on a size chart
that represents the median of the population. For many of us this size
chart will not be a direct fit and fittings will be necessary to
achieve a good personal block.
Come with a Size Chart included in the PDF and available on the website.
Have relevant PDF Pattern Making Worksheets available here
Special Deal for Teachers:
In support of all the Textile Teachers out there I offer a personalised teacher discount code:
To give you and your students an opportunity to try these new
resources there is a multiple buy discount code for the blocks you use
in your classroom (min. purchase six blocks).
You and your students will be able to download each block PDF
to four personal devices to provide flexible access to the learning
To support this learning I'll be adding a FREE PDF worksheet of
the first steps in Basic Pattern Making for each of the blocks, as
featured in the workbooks used here at Studio Faro.
If you would like to use this block in your teaching, email me direct
for your personalised teacher discount code.