Create a sewing pattern from an existing piece of clothing and learn the skills you'll need to replicate the fit and design details of your favorite pieces. This class focuses on gaining valuable patternmaking skills. As demonstrated in her book Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit, Steffani's "pin-through" technique to duplicate garments uses straight pins and Kraft paper, tracing the design lines of garment elements with pinholes, then adding darts, pleats and other construction elements. Once you have a pattern, you'll learn how to make adjustments on a test muslin, then transfer those changes back to your pattern, creating a versatile pattern block you can change up with different design details.
You'll need garment sewing experience to get the most from this class, which demonstrates the basics of turning a 3D garment into a 2D paper pattern by copying a vintage blouse with Peter Pan collar, darts, pleats and pockets.
Learn professional patternmaking skills and re-create your favorite designs. Enroll in Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear!
What You'll Learn
Re-create your favorite ready-to-wear looks
Learn the fundamentals of patternmaking the easy way
Trace pattern pieces from clothing with the "pin-through" method
Draft a perfect fit pattern that can be used again and again
Use your new pattern as a pattern block that can be altered as desired
Draft design details such as pleats, darts, pockets, cuffs, collars, and more
Meet Steffani and learn about her exciting background before discussing basic pattern principles.
Pin your piece's curves, pockets and seams to create a pattern roadmap. Steffani's detailed instruction makes the process easy to understand and execute.
Ease into pinning the sleeve and back half of your garment with step-by-step instructions.
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