Once you have transformed your basic blocks and slopers into a specific style, why not add some design elements such as sleeves, necklines, plackets, facings or pockets to complete your design. To get started, simply select the design element (below) and follow the tutorial in Adobe Illustrator CC.
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Style Pattern Making Tutorials
Once you’ve mastered digital pattern making in Adobe illustrator, you can get on with the really fun stuff – creating hundreds of unique styles from your basic blocks! We define a style as the body or silhouette of your basic block. This could be the body of a dress, shirt, trousers, coat, etc. Once you have created the style, you can then add different design elements such as sleeves, necklines, plackets, facings or pockets to complete your design. To get started, simply select the style from our range (below), create the necessary basic blocks using the Lab and then follow the tutorial in Adobe Illustrator CC.
Follow this simple and handy tutorial to learn how to add seam allowance to your finished pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
Multi-page PDF patterns
Transform your finished pattern into multi-page PDF patterns in a range of paper sizes. Then
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator as a digital pattern making platform
Learn the step-by-step basics of digital pattern making in Adobe Illustrator in our short crash course. It’s your first step to producing digital sewing patterns like a pro.