Pattern Making for Fashion Design -PART 1- Essential Skills!
What you'll learn
- PATTERN MAKING for Fashion Designers. This is a beginner/intermediate course on how to draft patterns, and some draping.
- You will learn the Principals of Pattern Drafting (Dart Manipulation, Added Fullness, Contour).
- You will learn Techniques such as Pivoting and Slash-and-Spread.
- You will learn to draft an A-Line Skirt.
- You will learn to draft a Yoke unto a skirt and Add Fullness to the skirt.
- You will learn how to draft Princess Stylelines/Seams. And Darts, Pleats, Tucks.
- You will learn Grainlines and how to label Patterns. Including Notches and Seam Allowance.
- No requirements or prerequisite
This Course is about using the techniques of pattern making, also known as pattern drafting, in fashion design, to create patterns that will then be used to cut fabric and ultimately be sewn into garments.
Methods and techniques studied in major fashion universities are demonstrated in a clear and simple visual demos so that anyone interested in learning about fashion design can, and will learn the foundational principles of fashion design. New terminology is clearly explained and applied to the subject matter.
As a fashion designer, pattern making is essential in learning how garments are created and put together. A good fashion designer must learn pattern making in order to really understand the construction of his/her designs.
This course will empower you to be a better fashion designer, give you more creative options, establish the foundations for a successful fashion brand or elevate your existing one.
VIDEOS + DEMOS: In this course students will learn:
Basic Principles of pattern-making such as Dart Manipulation and Added Fullness and Contour.
Students will learn techniques such as Pivoting and Slash-and-Spread.
New terminology such as Slopers and Blocks and Darts, Pleats, Tucks, Yokes, Princess Seams, Shirring, Apex, Notches.
Where patterns come from: Draping muslin bodice on dress form.
Drafting Princess Seams.
Drafting an A-Line skirt.
Drafting Skirt Yokes and adding fullness to skirt.
Grainlines and Pattern Labeling.
Tools necessary for drafting patterns.
Manipulating darts from one position to another, from one "angle" to another, will increase the number/amount of options available to you and expand your creative reach. Included in this Class is the Draping process, which when used creatively will enhance the ability to develop new and exciting fashion designs.
Once the muslin has been draped, transferring the information to paper is essential. Also, the different types of paper used in the industry to develop patterns.
Learning how to take a simple skirt and by the use of adding a Yoke , you can develop new ideas and spark your imagination to endless possibilities.
Labeling a Pattern correctly can mean the difference between a beautiful design versus a disaster! Thus learning how to label a pattern correctly is very important -- the industry demands perfection when it comes to being accurate and precise.
And the use of proper Grainlines can be the difference between cutting the garment correctly or cutting it "the wrong way" and thus having to cut it all over again.
Getting to know, and familiar with, all the necessary tools used in the industry, makes the difference between a professional and a novice when going for a job interview.
All lectures delivered by VIDEO with detailed DEMOS of the applied techniques.
When working with a designer you must know, and be familiar with, the proper terminology, techniques, principals, of pattern drafting so that communication is clear and understood in order to execute a garment accurately. Deciding on which technique to apply to a design, not only expedites the process but the right choice produces optimum results.
Learning how to use an existing pattern, maybe something that you bought at your local fabric store, and, by applying the principals and techniques learned in this course, you can transform the original design into a new idea, will give you confidence and experience.
Pattern making is essential in learning about the construction of a garment. And learning pattern making and garment construction can help you in the design process. Knowing pattern making will help you in knowing what is possible and what is not when it comes to designing a garment, or how to design a garment.
Knowing pattern making is valuable not only in the design room but also in production. If something goes wrong in the factory and the reason is due to a pattern mistake, you must know what to do and how to fix the pattern and/or remedy the situation.
Because pattern making is a very specialized skill, and not everyone can do it, the financial compensation for a pattern maker is usually very high. A pattern maker is a very valuable asset to a company and is treated with respect and rewarded accordingly.
There is a need for good pattern makers in the industry and this Course will give you a good idea if this is a good career for you. If you are a person who likes accuracy, precision and details, this career can generate a very good financial income for you.
Pattern making is one aspect of the design process and an essential one in order to be a good fashion designer.
Who this course is for:
- Students should have a strong interest in Fashion Design.
- Students eager to learn how to draft patterns so that they can (potentially) design and cut and sew their own clothes.
- Students who want to expand their knowledge of Patternmaking and garment construction.
My passion is to inspire and empower you to live your best version. Using fashion as a vehicle to educate, inspire and transform your life -- ultimately, strive for excellence.
~~ A fashion industry expert -- from concept to completion: from Vision Boards to Pattern Drafting, to Tech Packs, to Social Media.
~~ An FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC) graduate, and as a former Instructor and Curriculum Development Coordinator of the Fashion Design program at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, LA) all my fashion design skills and experience are put into practice and into my Courses.
~~ As a Consultant for SAMSUNG C&T America, I have the opportunity to introduce new Brands to Samsung's infinite available resources to elevate Brands to global visibility.
~~ Born and raised in ROME (Italy), speaking Italian was an asset while working at RALPH LAUREN, when responsibilities included supervising samples manufactured in Italy.