Pattern Making and Basic Sewing
1st Class Pattern Maker
The 9-month course focuses on using professional womenswear fashion block patterns in your size. Starting with bodice dart manipulations, sleeves, collars and skirts. The course is perfect for beginners to learn the basic principles of pattern cutting and sewing at your own pace.
£35pm £27 pm
Learn how to adapt the basic block patterns so that you can gain the skills and knowledge to become a successful pattern maker.
New training modules are released every month and contain video lessons with step by step instructions and resources.
The Pattern Making and Sewing Course Include:
• Digital bodice and skirt block pattern in your size
• Training calendar and downloadable resources
• Step-by-step, bite size online video lessons
• Online support when you need it
• Demonstrate an understanding of pattern cutting & sewing
• Translate design ideas into workable accurate flat patterns
• Understand the industry based pattern cutting techniques
• Develop the skills required using appropriate equipment
You are expected to dedicate time to complete the beginner’s pattern making and sewing course assignments using the half-scale and full-size block patterns to create pattern work for the following • Bodices • Sleeves • Collars • Skirts. Lessons start as soon as you subscribe with online support. The online courses are made to industry standards by industry professionals who combine teaching in higher education on fashion courses at various levels.
An Overview of Each Module
The training is designed to build your skills to last a lifetime
Module 1: Introduction to Pattern Making
Learn pattern cutting to create 3D shapes from 2D patterns and basic sewing. You will learn how to use the essential tools of pattern cutting with digital block patterns to adapt bodices, sleeves, collars and skirts patterns. Drafting patterns in half scale and in full scale to your own size with regard to fit, proportion and balance.
Module 2: Slashing and Pivoting Techniques
Start your creative journey with two fundamental methods: slashing and pivoting to manipulate the bodice block. Interpret designs into workable patterns that can be used to construct a garment. We’ll cover everything from the techniques, tools, pattern cutting terms and everything that entails.
Module 3: Machine Control
This module is all about different types of sewing machines, machine control, machine parts, threading the machine, thread tension and physical properties of a seam. Develop the skills and knowledge required for the construction of garment parts and produce a range of sample components.
Module 4: Bodice Dart Positions
Now we dive into understanding the need for bust suppression by modifying and styling the bodice pattern. All dart manipulation must take place through the bust point. We’ll cover slashing and pivoting techniques to convert, move, divide, combine darts and adjust the fullness.
Module 5: Openings, Buttonholes and Facings
In this module, you’ll learn how to create various working openings cut into garment sections, factors to consider when planning a button opening, key positions for marking buttonholes, button sizes, facings to finish off the edge of a pattern and types of interfacing to use.
Module 6: Darts into Seams
In this module, you’ll learn how darts are used to shape the flat fabric to the contours of the figure, position bodice darts into a temporary area to convert darts into seams through the bust point, seam away from the bust point with a small dart which is connected to the bust point to provide the same fit as the block darts.
Module 7: Collars
In this module, you’ll learn how to create collar styles. Understand the principles of collar drafting for the various collar types in the basic categories, collar terminology, prepare the bodice draft, interfacing, attaching, finishing collars, points to remember when designing collars.
Module 8: Sleeves
In this module, you’ll learn how to adapt the sleeve block to develop an understanding of various sleeve styles. Sleeves are of two basic types, those which are cut separately and set into an armhole and those in which all or part of the sleeve is cut in one with the body of the garment.
Module 9: Skirts
In this module, you’ll learn how to adapt the skirt block to develop an understanding of the basic principles of skirt styling with the rectangle shape, A-line and inverted triangle that form the basis of all skirt silhouettes. Convert darts into seam lines, flare and fullness with pockets.
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When it comes to creating fashion patterns the very first thing you need is good quality tools and equipment even if you’re just starting out, I’ve listed the tools you’ll need to purchase to begin your pattern making and sewing course.
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Digital Block Patterns
The womenswear pattern cutting starts with an introduction to using digital bodice and skirt block patterns, uses of dart manipulation in fashion, tools and terminology, slash and pivot techniques, truing the pattern to create wearable patterns through guidance and instructions. Create pattern work for the following • Bodices • Sleeves • Collars • Skirts
PATTERN MAKING & SEWING - BEGINNERS
Individual Monthly Membership
£27 PER MONTHJOIN THE WAITLIST
- Choose your block pattern size
- Downloadable resources
- Online video lessons
- Monthly assignments
- Cancel anytime
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- 24/7 online access