Patternmaking Intro

Patternmaking Intro

Learn the professional way to make patterns to start your life as a fashion designer or for personal use.

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.

Patternmaking Intro.

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.

Syllabus File
Instructor: Anne Swanson, Portland Fashion Institute
Dates/Times: Pattern Intro Series: Thursdays, April 12-June 28, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Pattern 1 Basics: Thursdays, April 12-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.
Additional Notes/Costs:

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

Available Tickets Price Qty*
Pattern 2 Fit-am show details + $314.00 (USD)  / ticket  
Pattern 2 Fit-pm show details + $314.00 (USD)  / ticket  

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.