Monthly Archives: February 2018


It’s easy to draft Perfect Fit Patterns! Here’s two key steps…

By | 2018-03-05T15:54:32+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Pattern making|

Two key steps for Perfect Fit Patterns

Most people find it difficult to make patterns with good fit.
There are some basic and key steps to make a good fitting garment.

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1. Taking the body measurements correctly, is the first step. Your measurements will be used to create your basic block.
If the measurements are incorrect, the garment will not fit.

2. Whether making a blouse, a jacket, a dress, a skirt or a pair of trousers, you will first need to make a good fitting basic block. At eTelestia you can learn how to make perfect fit blocks, in any size or personal measurements.

Using the right basic block with correct measurements, sets you on a good track for drafting perfect fitting patterns.

Did you find these tips helpful? In our online courses, you can master the skills of Perfect Fit Patterns for all parts of the garments, easily and quickly.
Our tutors will be there to support you personally all the way!

From Basic Block to Style development

By | 2018-03-05T15:54:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Pattern making|

So I’ve made a good fitting basic block! Now what…?

Once you are sure and confident that the basic block you have created corresponds to your chosen figure, you can then proceed to what is known as style adaptation.

What is style adaptation in Pattern Cutting?

Style adaptation is a series of design manipulations that will bring your block to the final style of your garment.
For example: loose fitting blouse with gathers, blouse with yoke, wrapover vest etc.

All these styles could be created from the same basic block by applying different style adaptations.

With the constant change in fashion trends, you will find that there are so many style adaptations that can be applied that the creative possibilities become practically endless.

The eTelestia pattern cutting methodology guides you through the most important and significant style manipulations, so that you can learn the basic principles of style creation and understand how to make your own styles very easily and accurately.