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:Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Series: Sept 12–Dec 5 (no class Thanksgiving)
Level 1: Sept 12-Oct 14
Level 2: Oct 21-Dec 5
Cost/Cost Options:$628 for Series. Includes pattern paper and textbook “Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer. OR $349 for Pattern 1 (Basics). $349 for Pattern 2 (Slopers & Fit).
Supply List:CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Buy your supplies from PFI Supply store next to PFI 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