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Pattern Design Class

This class offers a multi-level experience depending on the sewing level
of the participant.

The course covers understanding the relationship between fit and pattern
for basic style by teaching basic flat patterns and 3-dimensional
patterns. Each student will learn how to take detailed body measurements
and how to use drafting tools to create their own individual patterns to
fit their measurements. Each student will leave the course with a basic
pattern and the basic construction techniques used to sew a garment.

More advanced students will learn how these patterns and skills can then
be translated to alter commercial patterns as well as learning skills
required for more complex shapes and designs.

Supplies Needed:

  • Yard stick
  • 12" ruler
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Black, felt tip pen
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • 1 yard muslin, 90"
  • 60" measuring tape
  • 3 yards "dot" pattern paper
  • Seam ripper
  • Scotch Tape
  • Vary form curve
  • Right angle ruler
  • Tracing wheel
  • Paper cutting scissors



Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner
Requirements: Basic sewing skills and sewing machine knowledge required.
Instructor: Justin Avery
Instructor Bio: Justin Avery is a local tailor with 29 years experience in the garment construction industry and degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). His specialties include but are not limited to pattern drafting, wedding dresses: Design and construction, general alterations, reconstructions, couture, formal dresses and costuming. He believes in creating garments to fit real bodies, rather than expecting bodies to fit into the narrow range of what is currently considered fashionable.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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