With these Beginning Patternmaking classes, you will be ready to design clothes — for yourself or others. You will have patterns that fit and you’ll be able to turn it into innumerable designs for skirts, shirts and blouses, dresses and pants.
Draft slopers made to your measurements. Start with a torso sloper that you can use for dresses, jackets and coats. Create a bodice sloper for blouses and shirts. Go to sleeves. Then create a skirt sloper. Finish with pants. Prerequisite: Beginning sewing, experience with commercial patterns.
Use your slopers to make patterns for garments made from woven fabric: Bodices, sleeves, skirts and pants. Learn how to manipulate darts into tucks, gather, flares and seams to make more creative designs. Draft necklines and collars. Prerequisite: Pattern 1.