The next step involves creating a pattern and using it to create a prototype garment in calico. This will give you an idea of the look, shape and movement to check if it is what you intend.

The Block

As a basis of all your clothes, you will probably use your personal 'block'. This is a template design that corresponds to your own measurements. This template is used as the basis of all your patterns saving you time, and guaranteeing a perfect fit each time. This frees you up to concentrate on the other aspects of design such as colour, fabric or story. (You will learn how to accurately measure yourself and create your own block, to take away, in the LadyStella sewing classes.)

the prototype

step 3