Making the Most of My Knit Block

Making the Most of My Knit Block

Use my Knit Block to make all these Pattern Puzzles:

This post has been curated to bring the focus to my garment blocks now available on the website. They are the same blocks I use in my pattern puzzles and the same basic blocks that are the foundation of commercial pattern making. The first block for the spotlight is my Knit Block.

This is one of my most popular blog posts and as a result, it’s now a really popular worksheet.  If you’re not located in Sydney you can get hold of more pattern making detail with my worksheet for Jersey Twist Patterns.  This is the same material I use for teaching this very special pattern making move.
What I most like about this particular design is the delightful distraction created by the diagonal drape across the front of the dress.  The effect will be flattering to all body types.  It starts with my knit block and you’ll end up with two front patterns and one back pattern to achieve the layered effect.
If you’re new to pattern making, this dress has two great drape pattern making moves in one design.  Learn about Cowl Drape and Twist Drape from the one pattern making post.
So much fun and quite a lot of fabric required for this elegant single twist top.  Inspired by that clever designer, Issey Miyake, this patternmaking post also includes instructions for both cowl drape and twist drape in the one pattern.
This asymmetric design has proved popular with many fans making their own patterns and samples and sharing.  You can also make this design with any well-fitted, tee-shirt pattern.
First posted over 2 years ago this body-con design has always been popular.  There’s a little seam trickery join on in the way the bodice is secured to the waist under the drape  Checkout the post for all the pattern making details.  And checkout this post for all the garment construction detail.

Drape Shift

This little beauty is one of my earliest pattern puzzle posts and it’s a bit of a challenge in the pattern making area.  Getting the right fabric is crucial to the success of this pattern.  You can also move the cowl emphasis around a little in the pattern making to perfect the kind of fit you’re after.
The Double Drape Maxi is a dozzie of a pattern with loads of gathered drape in the front and cowl drape hood with interesting seam detail.  Use a light weight knit for this design so you don’t get too much bulk over the tummy area.

Two Layer Jersey Dress

Be sure to mix up your prints and fabrics to get the best out of this Dior inspired design.  The underdress is strapless in this post example but it’s totally fine to add straps if that suits you better.
Select your favourite design and begin pattern making using my knit block and the blog post pattern making instructions.   🙂
Anita McAdam
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