Kids block

cropped-18199188_1910923092461296_1907858677262875647_n.pngFor my next goal, I’m planing to do kids blocks, since I have 2 adorable grand kids, one just turn 1 years old and the other one 3 years old. Here they are!


Since it’s a little hard to take their measurements, I decide to start with a measurement chart. I started with my i years old. What I notice, anyway for them..

  1. I use 1 size up.
  2. I add extra ease, so they could move comfortably, about 2cm all around.
  3. I lower under arm point, so the sleeve could also be confortable, by 1 cm

The first prototype fit, but she look like she was wearing a tailor suit, she could not move.   I had done a back opening and I found that it wasn’t a good idea to check the fit.

For the second prototype, the pink one you see on the picture, with a front opening and the corrections 2 & 3, she did not want to take it off, so I guess the fit was perfect.

My next step, grade it up 2 sizes for my 3 years old. To do so, I’m planing to use my grading rulers, with the smallest grading steps and simply had to the length 1 cm per size so 2 cm total.

Of course, I will share this on my Diane Deziel YOUTUBE channel shortly, because making kids cloth is fun!



garment · grading · pattern

Making + size pattern

At the end of June, I did a video on my Youtube channel on how to make a custom bodice block video see video, then I start receiving a lot of question about the + size block.

I did work in industry for all category of garment kids to men, bathing suit etc. even + size, but each company usually have their block to start with and make new style. So I never used the bodice recipe to create one.

I did a lot of research on pattern making for + size, and I did not find anything to help, so I decide to find out more about it and experience myself.

To help 2 of my followers, I ask them their measurements and did their blocks. What I notice doing these  blocks is that the modifications are similar, and not difficult at all. For one of them I even used 2 different technics.

#1 I follow the recipe

#2 I grade from a basic size 10 block

Now I’m waiting for them to sew their blocks and send me the pictures to see the result and then I might do an other video to share the little change to do, to get your own custom + size block.

If you have any comment or links, I would appreciate