A-Line Dress Pattern Making Tutorial
The A-line dress style is a wonderfully simple pattern that takes little time and effort to create. The A-line dress style is a perfect beginners block and a great foundation piece that can be transformed into a range of different designs by adding a variety of necklines and sleeves. Add a long lantern sleeve and Peter Pan collar to create a more 70’s look. Or add a minimalistic neckline with no sleeves to create a more modern contemporary look. This style works wonders with larger size ranges as it flares out over the waist and hips.
A-line Style tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn how to draft an A-line dress sewing pattern from a basic torso block, using Adobe Illustrator as a digital pattern making platform. You can also adapt your paper patterns manually by using the same techniques, as the process is very similar.
Basic Block/ Sloper Elements
You will need a basic torso block that has a “Straight” front dart to follow this tutorial.
To save time, click the button below. We’ll create a basic block (in the Lab) that already has this dart preselected for you. All you’ll need to do is select a profile or one of our standard sizes. Don’t forget to purchase your block as an ePattern and not a PDF! PDF patterns can’t be edited, they can only be printed on paper. ePatterns ar fully editable digital basic blocks.
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.
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