In this class you will learn the basics of pattern drafting. We will start with the basic sloper blocks and grade them - bodice, skirt and sleeve. From there we will address fit issues and create a perfect sloper fit for you or the dress form. Then you’ll learn pattern manipulation techniques to make clothing in the shape and styles you want to. By the end of this class you will have the confidence to start pattern drafting on your own.
This class will cover the following
First we will trace the sloper set and fit it to the body, If you already have a sloper set then we can jump right into pattern drafting. After the sloper set is complete we will pattern draft 1-2 new styles each week and sew them up in muslin and fit them to you or the dress form. We will cover tops, skirts and sleeves. By the end of class you will have patterns and muslins of styles that you have designed from pattern drafting! 🥳
10 yards of muslin
4 invisible zippers that are 24’’ or longer
Duration - 6 weeks
Time - 6-9pm
After this 6 week series you can go straight to dressmaking. Or to perfect your understanding and skill in pattern drafting, you can take pattern drafting #2 and then advanced pattern drafting.
Our classes are limited in size (and frequently sell out!). Each person has a station with a sewing machine reserved for them, so no refunds are offered on classes. If you miss a class, video tutorials will be provided that you can work through in your own time. If you know you'll be missing a class in advance, contact us and we'll see if there's a seat available in a nearby session you could attend.