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Pattern Design with Justin Avery



This class offers a multi-level experience depending on the sewing level  of the participant. Instruction will be a combination of live Zoom sessions with Justin and independent work at home, guided by pre-recorded videos. There will be at least one in-person meeting with Justin. Please note that students will begin working at home a week before the first Zoom session.

The course covers understanding the relationship between fit and pattern  for basic style by teaching flat 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 the measurements. The class will focus on tops and include techniques for setting sleeves. Each student will leave the course with a basic pattern "sloper" and the knowledge of 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
Recommended:
  • 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 more than 30 years experience in the garment construction industry, and holds a 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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