Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.
In this class you will cover:
Use slopers to learn the basic principles of changing pattern sizes. Learn the inside secrets of increasing and decreasing sizes and government standards for grade rules. Apply these principles to pants, skirts, sleeves and bodices.
Advanced grading and marking
Bring in your patterns and learn how to grade them to different sizes. Create your own grade rules for cardinal points. Apply to knits and wovens.
Learn how to set up a marker — a layout of all you pattern pieces ready for cutting — for best use of fabric.
You will need your tag slopers (from Pattern 1 or other patternmaking class. Need one? Come to an Open Sewing & we’ll help you make one.)