Skater Dress Pattern Making Tutorial

The Skater dress pattern is a classic style that never seems to go out of fashion and is a favourite wardrobe staple. Luckily, the skater dress pattern takes very little time to draft, making it a great starting block if you are new to pattern making from basic blocks. Once you have created the skater dress pattern, you can adjust the length, change the neckline and even add a different sleeve. This allows you to quickly create hundreds of different designs from the one block.

Basic Block/ Sloper Elements

You will need two basic blocks to follow this tutorial and draft this dress: A basic bodice block that has a “Classic” front dart and a basic semi-circle skirt block.

To save time, click the buttons below. We’ll create each basic block (in the Lab) that already have the required elements. Click the bodice block button first then select which profile you wish to draft for and add the bodice block to your cart. Return to this page, click the semi-circle skirt button, select the same profile and once again add it to your cart. 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. Make your payment, download each block and start adapting your blocks! 


Draft or Download a Digital Basic Block

Follow along with our tutorials and learn digital pattern making in Adobe Illustrator CC. Purchase and download one of our editable digital basic blocks. We have a few options for you to choose from...

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Multi-page PDF patterns

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