Basic Block

First things first. Before starting making new clothes, I should alter my basic block a bit as it’s been 8 years since I made it. Luckily the sizes aren’t that differnt and actually the old one still fits me well.

When you draw a flat pattern, what block you use is very important. Having said that, I never altered it before even when I gained or lost weight… It is a bit annoying yet necessary process to make well fitted clothes, in my opinion.


I’m using a method which has been used in my college, Bunka Fashion College, and I’m pretty sure each school or work place has their own. I’d like to know other methods if anyone could share it with me.

I’ll omit the process of drawing the block since it is kinda boring and this blog is not meant to be a tutorial. If anyone wants to know how to, just let me know.