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Customising the Length of a Basic A-line Dress Block

In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to lengthen or shorten a Basic A-line dress block pattern, created in a previous tutorial. It’s a simple tutorial that features a whole series of important tools and concepts that will improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

You’ll need a pre-drafted basic A-line dress block to follow this tutorial. You can draft one by downloading a knee-length basic dress block and following our last A-line dress tutorial. Take a look below for links to both. Enjoy! 

Watch our exisitng tutorial and download the Basic Torso Block to Follow Along

You will need to watch our exisitng tutorial and download a knee-length basic dress block to follow this tutorial. Take a look at the links below to get started.

Tutorial: Drafting an A-line Dress in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create an A-line dress block pattern using a knee-length basic dress block. I show you how to create a custom length, create princess darts… Read more

A-line dress pattern

Torso Block Pattern Pack

Purchase and download the knee-length dress block pattern pack from our sister site The pack contains Ai, SVG and PDF patterns in Sizes UK4 -24 (sleeve included).

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.

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. 


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