Introduction to Patternmaking Series (Pattern 1&2) with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB
Pattern Intro Series: Wednesdays, September 10 - December 3, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
After 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.
Take the whole 13-week series for $789 or $445 for Pattern 1, $389 for Pattern 2. Series includes pattern papers and textbook “Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer and special handouts.
Patternmaking 1. Wednesdays, September 10-October 22, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm. (Sorry. This class is full. Please register for the evening class or click here to get on the wait list.)
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.
with instructor Sharon Blair, BA, MA, PAA
Thursdays, October 23- December 4, 6-9 pm (no class on Thanksgiving)
$319 Includes pattern paper, handouts
Everybody wears knits. So try your hand at making patterns for knits. Use the slopers you made in Patternmaking 1 and create new ones. Make tops, dresses, sweaters, activewear — including raglan sleeve hoodies — bras and swimsuits. Learn how to adjust your patterns for different kinds of knits. Patterns can be used for stretch fabrics too.
If you’ve taken Intermediate Sewing: Knits & Performance Fabrics, you’ll find yourself making the the pattern, cutting and sewing then wearing that garment to class the next week!
Prerequisites: Patternmaking 1
Take the grading series for $96 or individual classes for $52
Saturdays, November 15 & 22, 2-5 pm
Basic grading, November 15, $52
Use slopers to learn the basic principles of changing pattern sizes. Learn the inside secrets of increasing and decreasing sizes and government standards for grade rules. Apply these principles to pants, skirts, sleeves and bodices.
Advanced grading and marking, November 22, $52
Bring in your patterns and learn how to grade them to different sizes. Create your own grade rules for cardinal points. Apply to knits and wovens. Learn how to set up a marker -- a layout of all you pattern pieces ready for cutting -- for best use of fabric.