Noble body block: Cutting Instructions

Main fabric

  • Cut 1 Front Inside part on the fold.
  • Cut 2 Front Outside parts.

Shoulder dart

  • Cut 2 Back Inside parts.
  • Cut 2 Back Outside parts.

Armhole dart

  • Cut 2 Back parts.

These cutting instructions are just for the default Noble block. Adjust your cutting accordingly if you have/are making changes to the block.


If you do not have someone to help pin you into Noble then you may find it easier to Cut 2 Front Inside parts with seam allowance and sew the backs up when constructing so you can pin in the front.

Noble is a block, not a pattern

A block is a basic shape on which other patterns are based. They are sometimes also called slopers, although purists will argue that a block and a sloper are different things.

Blocks are typically not made as-is but rather serve as a basis for other patterns.