Creating a style from your basic block

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 a derivative of your basic block. Think of a style as the body or foundation of your finished design. Once you have created your style, you can then add different style elements such as a sleeves, necklines or pockets to complete your design. To get started, simply select the style from our collection, create the necessary basic blocks using the Lab, and then follow the tutorial in Adobe Illustrator.

We use star ratings

Each tutorial is marked with a star rating. A tutorial with two or less stars will have a slower pace. These tutorials are designed for people who have only just started using Adobe Illustrator as a pattern making platform. A tutorial with three stars or more, will have a much faster pace and are designed for people that have a good knowledge of the tools used to pattern make in Adobe Illustrator.


Take your pick from our selection of dress style sewing pattern tutorials to transform your basic blocks and Slopers.

A-line Dress

Skater Dress

Two-Piece Dress

Want more?

Created a unique style but want to add a new neckline, sleeve or another design element?
Great, take a look at our design element tutorials to customize your design or style further.

Adding seam allowance

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 save, print, share and sell your patterns online. 

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.


  1. clive

    I would like to know if you offer the course for menswear

    • Ralph Pink

      Hi Clive, thanks for your comment.
      Unfortunately, at this time we only offer Womenswear patterns. However, once we have completed our womenswear range we will be moving on to Menswear basic blocks and slopers.

  2. Minaxi

    I am interested pattern making womenswear


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