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Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines taught by Suzy Furrer

Design desirable, original garments by manipulating darts and silhouettes. Create tops, dresses, jackets and more with inspired looks that ready-to-wear can't touch.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Other
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? A mastery of darts and design lines lets you draft countless unique and perfectly fitting patterns

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Hi Suzy, this class has got everything that brought me to craftsy. Thank you are wonderful . I have a question, Can the diamond dart work well with two ways stretch fabric,if I use serger to sew it ?I'm still learning about textile and I'm so inspired with all the darts and want to incorporate them I'm designs.

01/12/2014 Flag

Hi suzy, im working on a jacket (Bolero) that stops at the waist, it has princess line but im confused at the im armhole, because in that class you closed the armhole dart and dumped it to the side dart, so my question is, for a jacket should the armhole dart be closed or left open for a fullness so that the arm will move around well. Thanks Mercy.

07/02/2014 Flag

Thanks for getting back to me, i will be using duchesse satin for the Bolero, it will have sleeve as well.

07/04/2014 Flag

I am working on altering a coat pattern to knock off a Fendi coat. There were lots of tips and ideas in this class that helped me develop my pattern. I am excited by all the possibilities..

01/29/2014 Flag

ah!!! I just finishing look at all the lessons today, and I just realizing that I'm doing nearly the same dress as the green and yellow, so funny!!! I actually took a vogue pattern and modified it a bit, I can't wait to finish it, but I'm a beginning sewer, so, I go slow to make sure I do it right. I promise I will post a picture when I finished it

02/04/2014 Flag

Hi Suzy, do you have any idea as to when you and Craftsy will publish a class for pant making? Let me know please (-: Diane

11/21/2014 Flag

Craftsy does offer Suzy's pants class. Did you find it and take it?

06/04/2015 Flag

Hi there Suzy and all other members. I am a complete novice and I'm just fed up with shops that seem to think, just because I'm a larger lady now due to serious mobility issues, that I must dress like a tent! So, I purchased an overlocker, a sewing machine, a dressmakers dummy and a couple of patterns. That's as far as I have got. I'm so nervous as I simply don't know where to start. Please can you help me by pointing me to the right starter course for me please? I pick things up very quickly and can make pillows and curtains etc. However, I know nothing about dressmaking. I really need to learn and am so passionate about it, but am amazed at the amount of courses out there, so much so, I don't know where to start. Can you please point me in the right direction? Have a wonderful day everyone. Thank you Suzy in advance or anybody that can tell me where to go. Sharon x

02/05/2015 Flag

The classes are marked "essential", "skill building" or mastery...this gives you a clue as to what you are getting...if you feel you need help with your machine, types of stitches, finishes, fabrics, etc, you take "essentials". If you feel comfortable around fabric and your machine take skill building. You sort of need to know what you want to make first, and this helps narrow things down. If you believe that patterns won't fit you properly, as is often the case, definitely take one of the fit classes...I love Suzy's classes and have almost all of them!

03/08/2015 Flag

The skirt drafting class is recommended first because of its fundamental nature of establishing drafting basics. Next you might want to try either the bodice or pant class depending on what skills you'd be more inclined to employ first. The classes for drafting, altering or adjusting designs for sleeves, collars and necklines or creating innovative design seam lines would follow suit logically building on the basics in the skirt, bodice and pants classes. Good luck! I'm sure you'll impress us all.

06/04/2015 Flag

Craftsy does offer Suzy's pants class. Did you find it and take it?

06/04/2015 Flag

I can't recommend Suzy's classes highly enough--they are fabulous. Definitely start with the skirt drafting class and go from there. I could never get garments to fit using commercial patterns, but the very first skirt I made from the class fit like a dream! You have the right idea. Commercial patterns just can't suit all figure types, either larger sizes, larger busts, flatter hips, or whatever. Pattern drafting is the way to go.

07/25/2015 Flag