Print At Home Swimsuit Block - Knit Fabrics - Sample Size
Downloadable Swimsuit Block in a sample size
With a low back
For stretch Lycra / Elastane based swimwear suitable fabrics.
Can also be used on other stretch or knit fabrics as a bodysuit base.
Please see below for a full description.
This is a block (also known as a sloper) which is used in the fashion industry to make professional patterns able to be put into factory production. It is for knit - stretch - fabrics. Sample Size Only
Blocks usually have no hem or seam allowances, but due to the repetition when making up this pattern, for ease of use I have included a standard 6mm (1/4 inch) seam allowances. This will enable you to draft your pattern faster.
This block is for Knit / Stretch Fabrics, specifically swimwear suitable fabrics such as Lycra (Elastane / Spandex). You could use this pattern for dancewear
You can use this block to create bodysuits.
It is a scoop front neck with a low back. It is also suitable for bodysuit designs in knit fabrics.
If you prefer to use a different size, simply follow the grading tutorials and grade the block up or down.
Available for purchase is a downloadable pdf document able to be immediately printed to your home printer.
It is printable in both US letter and A4 sizes. The pages are very easy to assemble simply match the letters and numbers of the grid and tape or stick glue into position before cutting out. I suggest you trace the block using a tracing wheel onto patternmaking card to ensure a long life.
Please ensure before you print that your printer settings are set to "DO NOT SCALE" (Print actual size)
Please print the first page (page one) as a single print job before you send the full pdf document to the printer, with your printer settings on "do not scale". This will print a test size square which you can measure to ensure the pattern will print to the correct size.
These blocks print in black ink with grainlines in red ink. You may prefer to change your print settings to "draft" to save ink.
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Paper required :NZ Size 10 | Bust 84cm/33in; Waist 64cm/25in; - 15 pages, 47k