Suzy Furrer

Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Pants

Suzy Furrer
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Meet Suzy Furrer! Class starts with a review of the creative exercises you learned in the first class of the series, on drafting tops. You'll use these best practices to start planning your wardrobe, choosing your fabric and designing a comfortable, casual drawstring pant with your well-fitting sloper.
Complete the drawstring pant by adding a side-seam pocket and drawstring, then quickly review the industry standards for production-ready patterns and pattern record cards.
Continue to expand your wardrobe by drafting an on-trend palazzo pant pattern, a perfect style for drapey, flowing fabrics and for going out on the town. You'll explore length options and pleats to ensure a sophisticated look.
Get down to business drafting a pattern for this work wardrobe must-have: the tailored trousers. Suzy will discuss proper fabric choice and techniques for adjusting the pant legs for best results.
Put the polishing touches on your trousers by drafting a zipper fly, waistband and a double welt pocket. You'll also explore pant lining options.
You'll wrap the course by drafting a few more design details including a back yoke, belt loops and patch pocket, the perfect finishes to customize jeans.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 28  mins

Learn to draft perfect patterns for well-fitting pants.

Join design-school founder Suzy Furrer in using your new sloper to draft pants. Walk away with three new styles under your belt: casual drawstring pants, sophisticated palazzo pants and classic, flat-front tailored trousers.

Suzy Furrer

Suzy Furrer has over 35 years’ experience in the fashion industry. She began her career as a freelance patternmaker and directed the development of capsule collections for small fashion companies. Suzy is the Founder and Director of Apparel Arts (established 1996) and Apparel Arts Productions (, an online fashion design school established in 2020. Suzy developed a comprehensive curriculum to give students in-depth training to be strong candidates to enter the workforce in apparel or costume design or to simply build strong sewing and drafting skills for one's own personal use. Apparel Arts has graduated hundreds of students who currently work in the apparel or costuming industries. In addition, she has been an instructor for GAP Inc.’s Product Development Immersion Program. Suzy teaches and speaks at sewing and craft conferences, sewing guilds, and art schools and has taught classes for the employees of entertainment giants Pixar and Lucas Films. She is the author of Building Patterns, The Architecture of Women’s Clothing. Last, but not least, Suzy has taught online pattern drafting classes for since 2011.

Suzy Furrer

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