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.
Anonymous commented on 21-Apr-2019 06:24 PM
I am a fashion lecturer and I would like to ask if I may be able to download your blocks please with your step by step guide for my students please thank you.

Kind regards
Anita - Studiofaro commented on 22-Apr-2019 11:53 AM
Hi Anon, you will need to contact me directly through my email account to make any arrangements for educational use. I look forward to hearing from you soon. :)
Marie-Pierre BUCHOUD commented on 13-May-2019 10:11 PM
bonjour, je voudrai me faire une robe trouvée sur pinterest.. la COWL TEE... je voulais savoir s'il est obligatoire que ce soit du jersey et combien en faut-il? en quelle largeur. Merci beaucoup.
Belle journée à vous, MIP
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 14-May-2019 09:41 AM
Hi Marie-Pierre, thanks for dropping by. The Cowl Tee I think drapes well in a knit but is also possible in a woven. The pattern making notes are here: Let me know how you go and feel free to ask any questions.
Colleen Jacobs commented on 20-Sep-2019 08:38 AM
hi there
would like some info re resources for my Fabric classes please
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 20-Sep-2019 08:49 AM
Hi Colleen, thanks for getting in touch. I'll send you an email direct with the details for teachers using my resources.
Caroline Sinclair commented on 03-Nov-2019 12:28 AM
Hi, your tag "kimono block" directs here, but I cannot find it! I am an unusual shape due to various medical issues and multiple surgeries, but have eventually managed to create a sloper which fits me fairly well, using a combination of drafting and moulage. However I rarely wear set-in sleeves in woven fabrics and am struggling to create a woven kimono block that gives enough freedom of movement without the dreaded diamond gussets!
I would love to buy a worksheet that would help.
Anita - Studio Faro commented on 03-Nov-2019 02:20 PM
Hi Caroline, thanks for dropping by. At the moment I only have a worksheet to make a knit kimono block. You'll find it with all my pattern making worksheets. To make one from a woven block is so much more involved. Maybe in the future I'll get the time to either upload my own woven kimono block or put together the directions for you to make your own. :)
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