Introduction to Patternmaking Series (Pattern Basics & Pattern Slopers & Fit) With these 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.
Part 1: Pattern Basics. 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.
Part 2: Pattern Slopers & Fit. Go to sleeves. Then create a skirt sloper. Finish with pants. Unlock the mysteries of fit. Apply your slopers to commercial patterns to make them work for you! Prerequisite: Part 1
Prerequisite: Beginning sewing, experience with commercial patterns.
Instructor: Anne Swanson, patternmaker
Dates/Times: Pattern Intro Series: Thursdays, Sept 13–Dec 6, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving)
Pattern 1 Basics: Thursdays, Sept 13-May 17, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Pattern 1 Slopers & Fit: Thursdays, May 24-June 28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options: $628 for Series. Includes pattern paper and textbook “Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer.
OR $314 for Basics. $314 for Slopers & Fit.
Buy your supplies from Portland Fashion Institute's supply store with your 20% student discount.
“I wanted to let you know I made another dress from pattern class, it’s an evening gown with a boat neck front and v back and bell sleeves and I’ve worn it twice now. I’m now working on making the boot cut jeans, and successfully put the front fly in. Thanks for the class, it was awesome.” – Karen C
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