I have a new online class available! I’ve teamed up with BurdayStyle to teach patternmaking as a Master Class, over four weeks, and all online! I’m really excited to launch the course–registration is open now and you can come join the fun!
“Flat” patternmaking is different from other methods of making patterns in that it doesn’t involve any draping–you won’t be taking pieces of fabric and placing them on a form (yours or a mannequin). Instead, by taking measurements and then plotting them on paper, you’ll be able to create a 2D version of the garment’s shape RIGHT THERE on your paper. It’s such a fun, enjoyable process–and the best part is that once you learn the basics of how to draft on paper, you can make limitless variations.
This class is designed to teach you just that: the basics. We start with how to measure your body accurately, then do some practice with the various rulers and patternmaking tools that are best suited to drafting on paper. From there, we jump into five different garment projects: a pencil skirt, an A-line skirt, a basic knit tee shirt, a raglan sleeve tee shirt, and a strappy sundress. Each pattern builds on the skills you develop in the patterns you’ve already made, and after we draft each one, you’ll get the chance to sew it up and see how small changes on paper can translate to big changes on fabric!
I love, love, love teaching online and I’m so delighted to work through the BurdaStyle interface to offer this class. I hope you’ll join us starting October 27! Link to register is here.
Have fun sewing, everyone!