How to Draft a Simple Wrap Dress in Adobe Illustrator
Pattern Making in Adobe Illustrator
Want to know how to transform a torso basic block into stylish wrap dress using Adobe Illustrator? This guide is designed to simplify the process, making it accessible even for those new to pattern making. Our aim is to help you transform a dress basic block into an elegant wrap dress, featuring a deep v-neckline, flattering waist pleats, and a chic tie.
The process begins with dissecting the torso block into two sections: the bodice and the skirt. We’ll show you how to eliminate the shoulder dart on the bodice to enhance the fit, and how to extend the centre front, forming the characteristic wrap of the dress. Redrawing the neckline to achieve the iconic plunging v-neck and crafting the waist tie come next.
Moving to the skirt, we’ll instruct you on how to lengthen the design, incorporate an A-line flare, and elegantly curve the hem for that perfect drape. The culmination of this pattern making project is uniting the bodice and skirt, outlining the facings, marking notches, and adding seam allowances for a professional finish.
Our tutorial includes a concise segment on adding dart seam allowances, enriching your pattern making skills. Though the tutorial is just over an hour, it’s densely packed with invaluable techniques and insights into the use of Adobe Illustrator for pattern making.
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What You’ll Need to Follow Along
Before we start, you’ll need to download a torso basic block to follow along with this tutorial. Check out our sister website DesignLab.London. We stock a selection of torso basic blocks in a range of sizes, that will act as a perfect foundation or base pattern for this Wrap dress pattern making project. Browse the collection, pick your style, size, and then download it to follow along.
You’re not done there though! If you want to share it online or print it off at home, you’ll need to add seam allowance and transform it into a PDF sewing pattern. Check out the projects below to find out how.
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