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Introduction to Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design

A Beginners Guide to Learning Pattern Drafting

Course Description:

Through demonstrations and professional guidance learn patternmaking terminology, fundamental foundations, and basic manipulations that can change the dimensions of your pattern. All demonstrations are shown in quarter-scale size slopers through video tutorials and recorded video sessions to allow more time for you to cover and practice on your own. Quarter-scale PDF sloper patterns will be available for download in the course.

These basic slopers will be used throughout this course and additional courses. As they will be your templates to help you gain insight and practice various techniques during this course and on your own to practice. Additional Q&A time with the instructor is also available with the purchase of this course to ask questions and share feedback on your hands-on projects during the course. No sewing or patternmaking experience is required.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 8 Lessons and over 7 hours of content
  • Live Video Demonstrations
  • Informational packed practical training starting from basic pattern drafting techniques.
  • Best suited for beginner-level users who enjoy learning at their own pace.
  • Practical assignments for each lesson.
  • A practical learning experience with an optional member's group for sharing Q&A with members and the instructor.

Basic Plan

per month for 2 months

1x Payment


Course curriculum

  • Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Introduction to Pattern Drafting
    • Introduction Practice
    • Pattern Slopers
    • Patterning Terms
  • Dart Fundamentals
    • Single-Dart Slash/Spread Method
    • Single-Dart Pivot/Transfer Method
    • Slash/Spread & Pivot/Transfer Method Projects
    • Two-Dart Slash/Spread Method
    • Two-Dart Pivot/Transfer Method
    • Two-Dart Pivot/Transfer Method Projects
    • Back Shoulder Dart Ease, Manipulation #1
    • Back Shoulder Dart, Manipulation #2
    • Back Sloper Slash/Spread & Pivot Transfer Method Practice
  • Conclusion of Course
    • Closing Comments