How blocks work

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Dec 7, 2005 at 2:03 pm / Glossary, Patterns / Trackback

In the event you’re just now joining us and don’t know what the block concept means, this brief entry is intended as a visual illustration for the glossary. As ever, if you’re serious about learning this stuff and don’t know what I’m talking about, just buy my book because you need it.

At left is an illustration of the lining pattern pieces from the parent style 21117. If you’d like to see photos of all the effected styles, please see the entry entitled What is Kaizen? As you can see from the picture, the lining pattern pieces from 21117 will fit into the styles 21201, 22712, 21234, 22540 and 22808 making this block very cost effective. You can download the full-size diagram (302kb) here.

By the way, I found this really great software package for drawing diagrams. It’s called Freemind. If you get it and find it useful, I hope you’ll give them a donation. While they -like me- may be free, you need to financially support worthwhile projects or they could just disappear. Stay tuned for the next posts in this series.

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Leather pattern making and sewing class
November 30th, 2011
4:28 PM

[...] her that designers can keep the credit as long as they pay me. Still, because they had a block, they didn’t need to make duplicate linings or fusibles for pieces unaffected by the design changes making the job faster. They learned [...]

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