In this class you will learn the basic rules of pattern making and come away with a well fitting skirt block that you can use as a starting point for your own designs and patterns. We will go over how to accurately take body measurements both on yourself and others for the purpose of dressmaking, how to apply these measurements into flat patterns and talk about body ease and why it is so important. You will draft your own block to your measurements, make up a toile, and learn how to not only fit it but then how to transfer that information back to your pattern. This class is perfect if you have never done any pattern making before, so don’t feel like you need to have any prior knowledge. It is not for complete beginner sewists; you should have at least a basic understanding of how clothes are put together when learning about pattern making.
Timing This class is over two days, from 10-3:
On the first day: We learn about taking measurements, body ease, how to use the pattern making tools, and draft our skirt block. We then turn it into a functional pattern for you to make a toile from before the next class. The second day: We fit the skirt blocks and transfer any changes onto the pattern, before picking it off to create a usable block. At the end of the day time allowing we will go over some basic pattern adjustments to help you turn your block into a variety of skirts. Costs: Total cost for this class is $340. This includes all the materials you will need to make your patterns, as well as the fabric for the toile. I will provide a list of the tools we will use, you are welcome to bring any you may have, but I will have tools available to you as well.
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