This website can generate a relatively good customised block or pattern from your own measurements. It may need a little tweaking later for larger sizes or unusual proportions, but it’s fairly adaptive. Really, it’s mostly dependant on the accuracy of the measurements. In the last version of this section, people’s measurements were a great deal most restricted in order to eliminate some of the more unusual shapes that ended up requiring more technical support than I had the time to offer. I’ve now opened up the choices for more variable shape because I’m not going to provide support for the lazy area at all anymore (come on, if you are too lazy to do it the manual way then why should I do the tweaking for you as well ).
In order for my server to generate a customised block or pattern from your measurements, first you need to enter them below so the server can store them in your browser (you need cookies enabled for this system to work). This way you can go back and forth through the pattern choices over time and not have to re-enter your measurements until the cookie expires. Your measurements are not displayed to anyone except you!
While most women know how to measure their bust, waist and hips but few have ever taken the complete set of measurements necessary to make custom fitting patterns. I suggest reading the information on how to measure before starting this page. If your bust, waist and hips are outside the available selections below (over Australian size 20) you’ll need to follow the manual pattern making instructions on this website because with increasing size there is significant increased shape variation, making standard blocks a less accurate and you will need to know how to tweak the block to get a good fit. Really anyone over a 94cm bust should make a block manually but this will go up to 108cm.
Once you have finished, click “Submit Measurements” and they will be stored automatically, then just choose either blocks or patterns from the Lazy People’s Menu. The patterns are created in SVG format for three reasons:
- It can be imported directly into most cad programs for tweaking (you can’t do that with PDF files).
- It can be printed directly from your browser (your printer will need poster print capability as the patterns are obviously larger than A4 size!)
- SVG is the accepted format standard for fully scalable vector images online.