My Blocks - PDF (downloads)

Graded sets of women's garment blocks as PDF downloads for:


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 environments.
NB the effective use of basic blocks depends on some knowledge of pattern making & styling.

Donna Moore commented on 18-Aug-2017 02:40 AM
HI Anita, Hope my email finds you well? Just wondering, is the "dress block" a combination of the fitted bodice block and the skirt block - or do you have a specific dress block? thanks Donna
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 25-Oct-2017 03:28 PM
Hi Donna

Thanks for dropping by. My dress block is based on an extended version of the Women's fitted Block directly above. I don't use the method of attaching bodice to skirt block, but I draft directly to the hipline then add the rest of the skirt length to the knee level.

Let me know if you have any questions
oyenekan Esther commented on 21-Sep-2018 09:35 AM
Please I want to learn. How can I learn. Am a Nigerian.
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 21-Sep-2018 06:20 PM
Hi Esther, I have sent all the detail to you via email so you can use my blog and downloads to learn more about pattern making.

Let me know if you have any questions. :)
Anonymous commented on 24-Sep-2018 04:29 PM
I'll love to learn too
Anita - Studiofaro commented on 24-Sep-2018 05:45 PM
Hi Pope, Thanks for getting in touch.

I don't have any formal online learning packages yet but I do have some learning materials online for you to work on.

You'll find all my garment blocks online as the starting point for many of my pattern puzzle posts: My Blocks PDF (downloads)
Then go to the blog: well-suited Blog and use the pattern making instructions there to try the drape patterns.

You'll also find some more detailed instructions with my worksheets: Pattern Making Worksheets (downloads)

I have also started to include some of my designs as sewing patterns: Sewing Patterns PDF (downloads)

If you'd like to ask me any pattern making questions I also have a Facebook group for just that purpose: STUDIO FARO MAKERS

And so that you know when I add more product to the website you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter on the Contact page.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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