Patterns are basic structure of dresses made on paper to ones measurement or for standard body measurements. Patterns lay the foundation for dress making. Correct pattern will result in good fit and com-fort of the garment. Basic patterns include bodice front, back, shirt front back and sleeve patterns. These patterns can be modified to create different varieties of dresses. Example: the basic sleeve pattern can be modified as puff sleeve. Basic pat-terns can be prepared either by drafting or by draping fabric on a model.