Basic parts of common sewing pattern pieces

Basic parts of common sewing pattern piecesIf you’re new to sewing, the terms for different parts of a pattern might be confusing. What IS an armscye, after all? And a bodice?  Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews has a quick pictorial vocabulary lesson for you, showing basic parts of some common pattern pieces – a bodice, a sleeve, and a pants pattern.  Go to Melly Sews to see the parts of these pattern pieces defined.

[photo from Melly Sews]


  1. Becky PS says

    Good resource. I am prone to using technical terms like “Thingamahjig” and “whatchmacallit.”

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