Flat Patternmaking // Starts Apr 8

You can create truly one-of-a-kind designs once you learn the basics of patternmaking!

The flat-pattern method begins with the creation of a sloper or block -- a basic pattern for a fitted women's bodice and narrow skirt, which is then transferred to paper. Once the shape of the sloper has been refined by making a series of mock-up garments called muslins, students learn how to alter this basic shape to create an infinite number of styles by altering necklines, sleeve shape, hemlines and by manipulating shape through the use of darts, pleats, tucks and more. These foundational techniques are necessary to be able to make more complex design and fit adjustments on all sewing patterns going forward as well.

8 weeks; 24 course hours

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You must have some experience working with other sewing patterns, making some garments, and understanding basic design changes or fit adjustments. Taking Sewing 301 beforehand (or having similar experience) is recommended.

Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. *Updated March 2020: In light of current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we have made adjustments to our normal refund and transfer policy. If you register for a class after March 20 and your class is postponed or cancelled OR if you are not able to attend class due to a personal health concern, you are entitled to a full refund or transfer.

[sold out] Section 1 (800 S 8th St): 8 Sundays 5-8pm on Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 19 Apr 26 & May 3. Please note this skips Apr 12 for Easter Sunday.

Section 2 (800 S 8th St): 8 Wednesdays 6-9pm on Apr 8, Apr 15, Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 & May 27

  • $485.00