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The Basic Dress Block (see Industry Terms) is used to create new designs or practice pattern exercises.

The basic block pattern set provided through may be purchased in a variety of sizes including industry sample sizes (women's size 8 and size 10, kids size 5 and size 10), one's own personal size, and/or a customer's personal size. Our patterns include the industry standard seam allowance of 1/2" that can be cut off if desired. Patterns are digitally plotted on lightweight paper.

Patterns sold at are graded according to the measurements listed in the standard measurement charts for women, big girls and little girls as referenced in "Patternmaking for Fashion Design" (5th Edition) by Helen Joseph-Armstrong, pages 36, 699-700.

The basic block dress pattern from consists of the following five pattern pieces:
Click the link below for an image of the pattern.

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