PATTERNMAKING CLASSES

Patternmaking-Intro

Price: $399.00    Class begins: January 7, 2015

Learn the professional way to make patterns for commercial or personal use.

Introduction to Patternmaking Series (Pattern 1&2) with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB

Pattern Intro Series: Wednesdays, January 7 - April 1, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.

Sorry, the Pattern 1 class is full.  Please  click here to get on the wait list.

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 $819 or $445 for Pattern 1, $399  for Pattern 2. Series includes pattern papers and textbook “Building Patterns” by Suzy Furrer and special handouts.


Patternmaking 1.  Seven weeks: Wednesdays, January 7-February 18, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

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.  Six weeks: Wednesdays, February 25-April 1, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  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: Beginning sewing, Pattern 1.
“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, Fall 2013 pattern intro class

Available Spaces: 6

Advanced Pattern/Collection

Price: $229.00    Class begins: January 9, 2015

Make your collection through Advanced Pattern & Construction with Sharon Blair, BA, MA, PAA

Portland Sewing and Sharon Blair have appeared in several articles for Threads Magazine.

Fridays, January 9-March 27, 10 am-1 pm or 6-9 pm. 

$229 for 6 weeks or $449 for 12 weeks

Bring your ideas and your patternmaking skills and take advantage of our guided lab.  Design, develop and produce the garments of your choice.  Produce your next clothing line. Do your work with the help of Sharon Blair.  Blair studied in Paris.  She has written several articles for Threads Magazine.  And she has taken many local designers through producing their collections and even helped some get on and win Project Runway.

Tackle more difficult projects.  Resolve fit issues.  Master tricky construction issues.

Let your ideas run free!  What do you want to create today?  Bring it here and we'll make it happen.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate Sewing classes, Patternmaking Series, Industrial Machine Sewing

Available Spaces: 6

Make Your Body Double

Price: $169.00    Class begins: February 7, 2015

Jason Bray, fit expert, Portland Opera

Jason Bray (right) creates a costume for a performer at the Portland Opera

Make Your Body Double

Saturdays, February 7-28, 2-5 pm, $169.

Bring your professional dress form and alter it to fit you the way the pros do.  Learn the tricks and materials from Portland Opera fit expert, Jason Bray.  In 3 sessions, you will leave with your body double.

Available Spaces: 5

Pattern Knits & Stretch

Price: $319.00    Class begins: February 20, 2015

Knit-for-webPattern Knits & Stretch (Pattern 4)

with instructor Sharon Blair, BA, MA, PAA

Fridays, February 20-March 27, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$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, 2

Class policies

Available Spaces: 10