blue text tick  No prior knowledge of pattern cutting or drafting basic blocks required. Simply design your basic blocks in the Lab and we’ll do all of the hard work!

blue text tick Follow our detailed step-by-step measurement video to help you take accurate measurements first time.

 blue text tick Add your unique measurements to a profile to draft custom-fitting basic blocks that fit your shape accurately. Or use our industry-standard size charts to instantly draft basic blocks in a range of standard sizes: UK4 – UK24.

blue text tick Become a registered user and create hundreds of customer profiles, each with their own measurements and all stored in your own personal library

blue text tick  Build your blocks step-by-step with our easy-to-use interface. Add design elements to draft hundreds of variations and watch your blocks come to life, using the preview pane. 

blue text tick Have professional control over the fit of your blocks, by entering your own custom ease or let the lab take control with our automatic suggestions.

blue text tick Learn important pattern cutting tips and tricks as you draft with our handy read more… drop downs.

blue text tick Purchase your blocks as a multi-page PDF pattern available in a variety of paper sizes: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0.

blue text tick Purchase your blocks as ePatterns, and learn how to customise your block into hundreds of finished designs using our FREE pattern cutting courses and tutorials.

blue text tick Become a registered user and store hundreds of basic blocks in your own personal library. Download your blocks from anywhere in the world 24hrs a day.

blue text tick Make endless adjustments to your measurements before and after purchase. The lab will redraft your blocks for free – great when it comes to refining your blocks for the best possible fit.

blue text tick Adjust your measurements for one block, a whole order or every existing block you’ve ever created. The lab will automatically make those changes. Perfect for adapting your basic blocks to annual body fluctuations.

blue text tick Sew, sell, share, mass production – it makes no difference, all garments produced from PaternLab patterns are royalty free. Read our Terms and conditions to get the full picture.

blue text tick Join the community; ask a question, send us your love or show us your creations. It’s all in our Gallery! 

 

So what are you waiting for?
It’s simple…  Get drafting now and start making your own accurately fitting clothes.

Our story

PatternLab is the brainchild of Ralph and Mike who met back in 2014 over a shared idea. Despite living on opposite sides of the planet, Ralph in London and Mike in rural Australia, together over a number of years, and in their spare time, have built PatternLab from the ground up, developing it into a highly complex and versatile software system, making PatternLab a true testament to the power of collaboration over the internet. 

Since April 2018, both Mike and Ralph have quit their jobs to focus their full energy on PatternLab. They are constantly experimenting and brainstorming to refine the drafting process, bring their customers more dynamic products and update the Lab with exciting new features.

“PatternLab started off as an idea that over the years has developed into a passion and an addiction.  There have been many ups and downs along the way. We almost gave up at one point! I think it is fair to say, we are both incredibly proud of PatternLab and can’t wait to see where it takes us next.” 

Ralph Pink profileRalph is a fashion designer and pattern cutter from London.  For the past four years, he has been researching, designing and developing an automatic drafting process that works for a large range of body types and sizes. Ralph has over 10 year’s experience working in the fashion industry. He has designed and cut couture collections for London Fashion Week and set up his own sewing pattern line. Before this, he was a prolific blogger creating tutorials on corsetry construction, design concept, print design and illustration. 

“It’s magic when you see a block that has taken months and sometimes years of planning come to life and just work! To see the amazing responses and feedback we get on a daily basis is truly wonderful. It feels like a lot of people are behind us! Which makes the whole thing worthwhile. Also, I want to say a huge thank you to all of our testers.”

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