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Pattern Making Essentials

$225.00

Learn proven fashion industry pattern making techniques to professionally manipulate basic blocks to create your own fashion designs. In this hands-on 5 week class students will practice the pattern making skills required for creative style development.

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Product Description

This new format is a combination of our past Pattern Making III & IV workshops. With the new addition of Monthly Fit Nights, we are now offering a more flexible approach for aspiring patternmakers.

Women’s Wear: Basic Pattern Making Essentials

Learn proven fashion industry pattern making techniques to professionally manipulate basic blocks to create your own fashion designs. In this hands-on class students will practice the skills required for creative style development. Students will create a reference book of the techniques covered in class and leave the class with the ability to interpret and develop their own designs. No previous pattern making experience required. This is the perfect class for aspiring designers and beginner patternmakers, or home sewers wanting to learn how to develop their own patterns or manipulate commercial sewing patterns.

Instructor: Alexandra Morgan, B.Sc.H.Ec. , B.A.A.

Prerequisite: None

Course Content:

Session One:

Dart Manipulations and styling for skirts

Session Two:

Dart Manipulations and styling for Bodices

Session Three:

Sleeve styling and design

Session Four:

Bodice Contouring Principles and Guides
Lowered Necklines and Armholes

Session Five:

Blouse and Shirt Styling
Facings, Collars and Closures

 

*Half Scale Pattern Blocks and other supplies will be provided.

Cost includes GST

The Instructor

Alexandra Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, with a a major in clothing and textiles, from the University of Saskatchewan (BScHEc, 1990) as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University (BAA Fashion, 1995). She worked in the Canadian fashion industry as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer and fit technician since 1995 specializing in women’s wear.  In 2010 Alexandra founded In-House Patterns, and has been designing and teaching apparel development courses and workshops in and around Victoria BC since 2012.

Here’s what Alexandra’s students say:

“You learn so much and have fun while doing it!  Alexandra is a fountain of knowledge and an outstanding teacher.  I can’t wait for the rest of her courses”

-Cora

“Amazing! Alexandra is able to communicate clearly just the right amount of information in this workshop style class. An altogether inspirational experience.”

-Pica

Additional Information

Upcoming dates

Mondays April 9th – May 7th (6-8:30pm)