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with Suzy Furrer
Online Class

Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Tops

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Picturing the ultimate well-fitting top? Now you can draft a pattern for it! Apparel Arts design school founder Suzy Furrer shows you how to use your sloper to create a shell, a tee, a peplum top and a kimono jacket.


  • advanced
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h29m

Included in this Class

1. Designing a Collection

1. Designing a Collection

Meet Suzy Furrer, founder of the Oakland fashion design school Apparel Arts. Suzy begins with a series of mood-board exercises to help identify your aesthetic. Then learn how to create a wardrobe plan by approaching color and fabric selection like a designer.

2. Sleeveless Shell

2. Sleeveless Shell

Draft a pattern for a versatile sleeveless shell as Suzy shares secrets for savvy design decisions. As a base for wovens, you'll use your own well-fitting bodice sloper.

3. Closures, Edge Finishes & Pattern Standards

3. Closures, Edge Finishes & Pattern Standards

Expand your options for closures, neckline finishing and armhole finishing! Plus, follow along with Suzy as she guides you through fashion industry standards for patterns, filling out a pattern record card and making your pattern production-ready.