BASIC SKIRT BLOCK
A skirt block is basically a one or two dart pattern for a straight skirt (made to measure) without seam allowances. With adjustments, it is the foundation for most other skirt patterns. If you would like to learn how to manipulate the skirt block, please see the Learn section for my recommendations. The skirt block comes with some guide marks. I typically draft them to a 24" length on medical exam grade paper or Swedish pattern paper.
Skirt blocks are $20 plus shipping.
CUSTOM SKIRT PATTERNS
Custom skirt patterns are made to measure and ready to use for your sewing. They include seam allowances (usually 1/2"). While some basic instructions are provided, it is assumed that you have knowledge of garment construction and are able to use your knowledge to determine the best construction process.
Patterns are drafted on medical exam grade paper or Swedish pattern paper.
For prices, please see the Pattern fee for each skirt style in the Custom Skirts section and add $10 plus shipping.
TO DRAFT PATTERNS
On Bluprint you can learn to draft your own skirt blocks, and bodices. Once you have your foundation patterns (slopers), you can also learn how to manipulate them to create an endless number of styles. If you don't know how to sew, you can even learn to sew, or refine your skills.
For the best in patternmaking, search for classes by Suzy Furrer. The skirt sloper class is suitable for beginners. Bodice drafting is more advanced.
There are many sewing classes but my favorite garment construction classes are by Sara Alm and Alison Smith.
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