Draft a Halter Neck Swimwear Sewing Pattern – Digital Pattern Making Tutorial
In this tutorial I demonstrate how to transform the high-rise basic leotard block into a halter-neck swimwear pattern, using Adobe illustrator. It’s a pretty simply tutorial but it does features a couple of key digital pattern making techniques such as;
– How to create a point and move it by a fixed measurement, a technique we use to draft all of our test blocks in Adobe Illustrator.
– How to split a panel into sections using the pathfinder tool. In this tutorial we use the High Rise basic leotard block, but there are four other leg-hole styles to choose from.
This tutorial works with all five styles since we’re only adapting the upper part of the basic block. Visit the DesignLab.London website to view the full range of leotard blocks.
Download the Basic Torso Block to Follow Along
You will need a hip-length basic torso block that features waist shaping and a mid-shoulder front dart to follow this tutorial and draft this basic wrap dress. We have two options for you to choose from!
High-Rise Basic Leotard Block Pack (UK4 – 22)
Purchase and download the high-rise basic leotard block pattern pack from our sister site DesignLab.london to follow this tutorial. 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.
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