Start drafting your basic block by creating a profile or choosing a standard size.
Edit your Block
Create a New Profile
If it's your first time at PatternLab, click
to enter a detailed list of
bespoke measurements to create accurately fitting blocks. You may choose to base your profile on a standard women's size from our
standard size chart and fine-tune each measurement as necessary.
Choose a Profile
If you have already created a profile and entered your bespoke measurements, to create accurately fitting blocks,
simply Choose a profile from your personal library of profiles.
Tip: You can store unique sets of measurements by creating multiple profiles.
Choose a Standard Size
If you simply want to experiment and don't have time to enter measurements for a profile, then simply
Choose a size from our standard size chart
and get drafting immediately. Please be aware that blocks created
from the a standard size may not fit accurately as they are based on industry standard sizes.
Experiment to see what's right for you and your specific project!
New to taking measurements? Click the help icon
next to each
measurement to view instructions.
We highly recommend asking a friend to take your measurements, as this is easier and more accurate
than doing it yourself. Similarly, you could ask your friend to model for you. The model should
wear normal underwear, with no other items of clothing, whilst being measured. Make sure the underwear
does not restrict or control the form. Underwear that is too tight around the waist, hips and back
can restrict the natural form of the body and therefore give inaccurate measurements.
When measurements are taken, ensure the model is standing with their back straight in a comfortable
posture. Make sure both feet are together and arms are placed at the side - symmetry of the body
is key to taking good measurements.
Finally, make sure the model is not holding their breath or sucking in their stomach.
For best results, we recommend you take each measurement three times and use the average of the
three values. Remember to take your time and above all relax and enjoy it.
You can download and print a PDF Measurement Sheet to record your measurements as you go.