Class is 5 sessions total, each 2.5 hours long. Total 12.5 hours of class time.
In the Patternmaking – Level I class students will focus on the skirt pattern. Using commercial sloper patterns you will create a muslin fit sample to be fit during the first class. I will show you how to perfect the fit to your body so that the pattern can be used as a building block to create new designs. From the basic sloper pattern I will show you how to create several new skirt patterns, each fit to your body, such as an A-line skirt, a flared skirt, a gored skirt etc. You will also learn about making a facing pattern and a lining pattern, how to properly add seam allowance and notches. We will not be sewing in this class! Please note that this class is a prerequisite for the Patternmaking Level II class with focus on the bodice! Patternmaking – Level I will teach you fundamental patternmaking techniques you can use for future designs, exercises and to help you manipulate store bought patterns as well. You will gain a greater understanding of patterns in general, even those you buy from the store!
Instructor: Catherine Batcho
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