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Intro to: The Art of Pattern Drafting


In order to achieve a cohesive fit and save a lot of time in the patternmaking process, pattern developers start each new style from a standard set of blocks, also known as slopers. These blocks are the key to maintaining consistency in fit, even when there is a wide range in style and design, since each pattern is drafted from the same starting point. In this class we will draft the basic blocks/slopers for a bodice, skirt and sleeve that are the substructure of most flat pattern clothing design. We will learn how to measure the body, translate those measurements into the basic blocks for clothing design and drafting, and how to correctly true and mark patterns. These could be created for your own, personal use to make your own clothing or the foundation for a clothing collection or brand. You will leave with with a standard sloper set of bodice, skirt and sleeve that can be used as the foundation for any future flat patternmaking. 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 September 29th from 10a-6p // Lunch provided

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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.