e-Book – Basic pattern blocks

Wow, on Thursday, someone made the half-millionth visit to one of my posts !

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

In celebration, here’s a ‘door prize’ for everyone.

Some of my most popular posts are on pattern making.

So here’s an e-book which combines the main posts.

e-Book on Personal basic pattern making blocks.pdf.

[Please note this was written in 2013, so many of the links no longer work.]

This e-book is a survey of methods for getting well fitting basic pattern blocks.
It doesn’t describe any of the methods in detail.
Or how to do the pattern altering to change the blocks to make new styles.

It’s based on these posts :

Introduction – from Favourite books – pattern altering
Pattern making – the formal route
Pattern making – easier fitting shells
Aids to well fitting blocks

These posts overlap a bit so I’ve combined and edited, and updated my opinions 😀

Enjoy !
I hope you find it useful.
And Thank You Very Much for your interest.

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July 2013

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7 Comments on “e-Book – Basic pattern blocks”

  1. SewRuthie Says:

    Wow thank you 🙂

  2. Diya Says:

    Congratulations !! 🙂 And thanks for sharing such a lovely compilation.

  3. Robyn Jorde Says:

    Thank you for compiling the e-book! How generous of you.

  4. CherryPix Says:

    Thank you very much! Your e-book is a really helpful resource…it’s great to get an overview of the various methods. Your idea of figuring out which methods work best for particular body shapes is intriguing…Volume II? 😉

    • sewingplums Says:

      Thanks Anne. Yes I had thought about that. But it would be a huge amount of work. And I couldn’t do it well. To be really helpful it would need pictures showing how to recognise different fit issues, and I couldn’t do them.

      • CherryPix Says:

        Yes, it would a big job…but interesting! (not that I am putting my hand up for it!! LOL) Might be an interesting thesis…I read a thesis a while back on the differences in sizing/blocks between the Big 4 patterns….possibly only a sewist would find that fascinating, but it really was very interesting…!

  5. Chris Says:

    Very Cool !!!
    Much Thanks,
    🙂 chris

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