Start Drafting Basic Blocks & Slopers
Add your measurements, pick your basic block or sloper and then customise it further by changing the fit, dart placement, length, seam allowance and sleeve. Finally, download it either as a multi-page PDF, AI or SVG file. Click a product example below or visit the Lab to see our full range of blocks.
What is PatternLab?
PatternLab is a new flat pattern-making tool, developed specifically for creating made-to-measure basic sewing patterns* for garments that fit like a glove. PatternLab dramatically speeds up the production time of your garment or collection, giving you more time to focus on what really matters, the design process!
* Basic sewing patterns can also be referred to as basic blocks, basic sewing pattern blocks, slopers or sewing blocks.
“We automatically draft basic sewing patterns in minutes, saving you hours.”
We have spent years deconstructing, studying, and experimenting with a variety of different pattern-making techniques- techniques that are either outdated or far too standardised. Our response was to create a simple, reliable process to draft basic sewing patterns that fit accurately on a range of sizes and body types. Each basic sewing pattern we create takes us years of painstaking analysis and reverse engineering until we find the method that works.
Our formulated method automatically drafts a unique basic block for each customer, based on their individual measurements. PatternLab does not transform, scale or grade from existing basic sewing patterns. Instead. we automatically draft each basic block from scratch, point-to-point and measurement by measurement, to get a unique fit each and every time. Each basic block we draft is unique to its wearer, which ensures only an absolute minimum number of fittings and adjustments is required.
Who is it for?
Our software is designed for both novices and professionals alike. Our customers come from a variety of disciplines and include self-taught creators, students, graduates, designers, pattern-makers, seamstresses, hobbyists and more! PatternLab customers often comment on how simple and effortless the process is and many have spent years trying to find a block that works for them or their clients. We help them save time and money, and lots of it!
Designer brand – UN-NYE.com
Thank you PatternLab, you we’re a great help when it came to building our basic blocks for the collection. Good luck!
Fashion Designer – www.kalinova.design
Just a fantastic service! Self-explanatory to use and just speeds things up. Mostly their customer service is simply outstanding! Could not recommend more.
Sewist & Creative – Instagram
Just found this website. It is amazing for all those who are either beginners or advanced in sewing This site will save you such a huge amount of time…