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Full Circle Stretch Dress Pattern Making Tutorial

Learn how to draft a skater dress pattern with this free full circle stretch dress pattern making tutorial. This is a really simple and fun pattern making tutorial that will transform your made-to-measure basic stretch dress block into a gorgeous skater dress style. We even demonstrate how to customise the length of your skirt, allowing you to create a cute thigh length dress or full on midi-length dress. It’s perfect for beginners that have little or no experience of pattern making in Adobe Illustrator. Enjoy!

You’ll need a digital basic torso block with waist shaping and sleeve to follow this tutorial. Check below the video to see your download options. Enjoy! 


Download the Basic Torso Block to Follow Along

You will need a basic stretch dress block to follow along with this tutorial. We have two options for you to choose from:

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Made-to-Measure Stretch Dress Block

Draft a basic Stretch Dress block to fit your unique measurements. Create a profile, add your measurements, design your block, then download it as an SVG ePattern (sleeve included).

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Basic Stretch Dress Block Pattern Pack

Purchase and download the basic Stretch Dress block pattern pack from our sister site DesignLab.london. 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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