Patternmaking Intro – AD221 & AD231

Patternmaking Intro - AD221 & AD231

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

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.

Patternmaking 1.  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.

Patternmaking 2.  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.

Non-certificate students click here for non-credit class.

Syllabus Pattern 1           Syllabus Pattern 2

Instructor: Portland Fashion Institute
Dates/Times: Patternmaking 1. Wednesdays, April 12-May 17, 10 am-2 pm OR 6-10 pm.
Patternmaking 2. Wednesdays, May 24-June 28, 10 am-2 pm or 6-10 pm.
SERIES: Wednesdays, April 12-June 28, 10 am-2 pm OR 6-10 pm.
Cost/Cost Options: 9 CR
Additional Notes/Costs:

Includes pattern papers, book (“Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer) and special handouts.
Buy your supplies from Portland Sewing'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 Intro Series-am class CR show details + $873.00 (USD)  / ticket  
Pattern Intro Series-pm class CR show details + $873.00 (USD)  / ticket  

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