Use this Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Bodice Block on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.
An in-depth video tutorial that shows you how to use the MGV2 in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator to construct a custom sized basic bodice block. It also features advanced tips and tricks on how to manipulate your darts and add one click seam allowance.
The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator. This product has moved to our sister site www.RalphPink-Patterns.com
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Hi, At around 1:20 hrs in the video, you join the certain points to complete the block.
Could you please help with the shortcut or how to do that?
I’m using illustrator CC 2019.
Thanks in advance
You reference a post in the video that will include all the shortcut keys. I don’t know where to find the post. Please advise.
Also I watched a video and heard a woman mention that you explain how you paste your finished image into Photoshop. I don’t know where you offer that explanation.
Hi, I’m new to your site. Where can I download the instructions to accompany the tutorials?
thank you so much for these tutorials, they are incredibly helpful.
I have a question about the darts. Usually when I draft in pencil I close the dart, trace the edge between the dart legs with the tracing wheel and re-draw the contour so that I know how to cut the fabric knowing how the folding will affect the fabric.
is there a way to do it on illustrator or you just eye-ball it?
If you have a look at this video around 1:25 hrs, you’ll see how the darts are closed and the truing is done.
Hope this answers your question.
I am playing around with your Block Generator and will most likely purchase the full version. I have almost completed my Bodice Block but I am having some difficulty in locating the lines for the shoulders. they extend past points P, Q and W & X but it does not state anywhere in the directions as to what distance (unless I have completely missed it).
Hi Esther, thank you for your comment
It seems you are referring to the dart legs on the front and back bodice block, an example of a dart leg would be point Q to point P.
After watching the tutorial, I see your point about the value being unspecified. These dart legs are guide lines only and do not need to be an accurate length. If you follow the tutorial to the end you will see we amend the shoulder using these dart legs. To answer your question, simply extend your guide lines roughly 3-4 cm past each point. It doesn’t really matter as long as they guide line extends past it’s point.
I hope that answers your question.