Women's 12% Body Blocks

Women's 12% Body Blocks


If you want to make single layered swimwear (plus lining) it's recommended to increase the negative ease of the blocks slightly so they're more stable when wet. So we generally apply 12% negative ease to our blocks. This does not apply to reversible style swimwear as that has more fabric and doesn't stretch as well. 

To make RTW (ready to wear) swimwear for sale in fixed sizes you'll need blocks with regular increments ... these are those blocks. Each set of blocks contains 13 separate 2cm increment blocks, from bust size 80cm to 104cm and is darted for a B to C cup bust.


These blocks do not have matching arm or leggings blocks. If you wish to make swimwear tops, for example, with arms then it's better to use the softer 8% blocks.




  • File Formats

    This zip file contains:

    PDF file for import into CAD or print direct in a PDF viewer
    CDR file for use with Corel Draw
    AI file for use with Adobe Illustrator


  • Copyright

    This block set is intended for you to create your own patterns for either your own garments or garments for sale. You may also use it to create swim, dance and activewear patterns for sale (eg; PDF pattern sales). You may not modify and resell this block set for use as base blocks, as either RTW or customised. Teachers in acreditted fashion schools may use and freely distribute duplicates of this block set for educational purposes only provided students are made aware of the conditions of this copyright statement. 

    All other use or copying is strictly prohibited. 

  • You Can Help!

    I'd love to get photos of what people have made with my blocks or patterns. I'm even willing to reward you with free patterns if I can use your photos. You can send them to me at patternschool@gmail.com. They'd be greatly appreciated!


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