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Intro to: Fit and Alterations


Fit and alterations are some of the biggest challenges in clothing design and pattern drafting, but once mastered can drastically affect the perceived quality of a garment. Fit can singularly make-or-break the love of a garment, whether that is for yourself or for your customer/client. This class is focused on how to identify issues and common pattern alterations needed to achieve the intended shape and feel of a garment. In this class we will work through common fit issues, how to identify the problem, and methods for correcting the problem in your patterns. You will leave with a much better awareness of quality in fit, the language to communicate those fit challenges and how to utilize your intuition and artistic eye to make notable improvements to your work. These skills can be applied to better drafting your own patterns, working with designers and clothing vendors, or making appropriate adjustments in order to custom tailor your store-bought patterns. To get the most out of this class it is recommended that you have an understanding of how to read and work with paper patterns.

Come as you are. All materials provided

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange.

This class will be held October 19th from 10a-5p // Lunch provided

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Additional Info

Each patterning class is intended to be built upon. If you are just starting your pursuit of patternmaking, we suggest approaching these classes in the following order: 1. Intro to Creating Shape and Form 2. Intro to the Art of Pattern Drafting 3. Intro to Fit and Alterations 4. Intro to Sizing and Grading.

If registering for all four patternmaking classes, we are happy to pass along 10% off the entire package. Enter Code: SIGNMEUP at checkout. (all four courses must be purchased together to receive discount)

When purchasing this class, you will be prompted to fill out a form with contact information. We will be in touch with any updates or information necessary prior to your class.

Classes are refunded in full if cancelled 14 days prior to event date. Classes cancelled within 14 days of the event are refunded at 50% of purchase price.