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My women's fitted block is drafted past the waist, down to the hip level. It's currently available as a pdf download here. Although most drafting systems for a women's bodice blocks stop at the waist, it's essential for modern or commercial pattern making to have a bodice block that is fitted to the hip line and ready for both shirt and dress pattern making. The addition of length past the hip line to the knee level renders this basic fitted block into a dress block. Drop your centre front and centre back line and side seams straight down to your knee level and square across for the hemline. Check the hip curve of your dress block, at the hipline, to make sure it has a clean curve after you have added the extra length to the knee level.