Quarter scale pattern making blocks **PAPER**
Quarter Scale Dress Blocks for Pattern Making
Use these quarter scale pattern making blocks to practice your pattern making skills! Using quarter scale blocks is the traditional way to learn and practice pattern cutting.
What is included?
You will receive two 220gsm cardstock A4 sheets including a front and back bodice, front and back skirt, front and back dress and a dress sleeve. Also included is a quarter scale metric ruler that you can use to measure in centimeters on your blocks.
These dress blocks are exact quarter scale replicas of my own dress blocks that I use to start many of my patterns. The back shoulder dart has been taken out, and I have split the bust dart into a bust and a waist dart, as this is how I prefer to start my patterns.
Use these blocks to practice techniques such as rotating darts, slashing and spreading, making skirts in different shapes, different type of sleeves... you name it! Whatever you want to try to do on you sewing patterns, you can practice first on your quarter scale blocks.
How do I use the blocks?
Trace the block off on lightweight paper by placing your cardstock block on top of the paper you want to trace to. Use pins to mark points of darts and corners, and connect the dots using a ruler. You can trace around the block with a pencil, but make sure straight lines are straight using a ruler.
Take good care of your cardstock blocks, if they start to come apart after much use, trace them off and glue the new block onto card.
This dress block is a UK size 10 (EUR 36, US 6). I am currently working on releasing blocks in more sizes so you can work with quarter scale blocks your own size.
Please note that you cannot use these quarter scale blocks to make full scale patterns. They are for practicing pattern cutting techniques only.
These are for personal home use only. Do not copy, share or distribute in any way. If you want to use these for teaching, contact me first as it is copyright infringement to share with students without permission.