Why Blocks and Manuals

the Fit Block was created out of a need.

The products and services offered on this website are for sewn product industry professionals. It is our intention to provide professionals with the products that will shorten the time needed to develop their styles into well fitting garments.

We do this using Blocks

The building "Blocks" of garments are basic silhouettes. They provide an established fit from which to develop a style. We found that by providing well fitting blocks, a company could save time in the development process. These basic blocks are intentionally made without seam allowance

We started with T shirts and jeans. Why? Because many of our clients request that we build their basic T Shirt. Many companies want their own version of a T shirt that has a custom shape or fit. We expanded on that idea to include a jeans block.

Starting with these basic blocks and add style lines and details, designers can have a tried and true pattern block to build upon. One block can be the base for countless designs. The block can also be used without modifications to create a unique product with different fabric and graphic choices.

We use standard sizing developed based on the norm for the industry using many popular brands for reference. We offer these well fitting blocks as downloadable or printed patterns.

We are offer men's and women's in 2 fit silhouettes: Slim and Regular. We will be adding other size categories, like Kids, Plus and Tall in the future.

Are you a patternmaker? We invite collaboration.  Patternmakers a invited to submit well fitting blocks for consideration and compensation. This helps stay up to date in our offerings for the continually changing silhouettes of the apparel industry. Send us a message regarding your interest.


Measurement Manuals

The measurement manuals can be used for development and production. The ways to measure can vary by company and by individual. To get a consistent measurement and fit, the way to measure needs to be defined. We have prepared these as a basis for measuring. Use them as is or use them as reference for creating a custom manual. These are copyrighted.