Steffani Lincecum

Next-Level Pattern Drafting From Ready-to-Wear

Steffani Lincecum
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Meet Steffani and begin by taking a tour of the original garments you'll be patterning, followed by an overview of the tools and supplies you'll need to get started. Then Steffani gives a quick refresher on the basics of drafting patterns from finished garments.
Start drafting a pattern for the 1970s jacket. Beginning with a baseline, create a master pattern and subdivide it. After that, draft the front, back and two-piece sleeve for the jacket, then add seam allowances.
Dig deeper into drafting facings, upper- and under-collar, and lining pieces for the jacket. Then, create a pattern for the tie belt. Though the original garment lacks such a belt, it's easy to draft with Steffani's smart tips!
Move on to draft a pattern for chic flat-front pants. Learn how to draft separate pattern pieces for front and back pant legs, a fly closure, pockets, waistband and belt loops to ensure a professional replica.
In this lesson, Steffani shows you how to perfectly pattern pleats (or gathers) for a vintage party dress. She also helps you work with bias elements, such as a sash, as well as a fitted bodice and cap sleeves.
Wrap things up by learning to true your drafted pattern pieces, and transfer adjustments for fit or sizing from a fitting muslin to your pattern pieces. Afterwards, Steffani shares the secrets to estimating yardage and creating a construction strategy for duplicate garments.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 10  mins

Draft a pattern from any garment to sew a perfect copy – without damaging the original!

Wish you could make an exact copy of your favorite vintage dress? You know, the one that fits like a glove? Clothing designer Seffani Lincecum shows you how to draft patterns to sew perfect copies of your favorite garments, without damaging the originals. With Steffani’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll gain the confidence you need to tackle patterning for any ready-to-wear item.

Steffani Lincecum

A designer, patternmaker, and sewing instructor, Steffani Lincecum has more than 25 years of experience sewing for Hollywood films, TV and theater. She is the author of "Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit" and has had articles published in Sew it All and Mia magazines. She specializes in teaching ready-to-wear alteration, garment copying and tailoring, has taught at the American Sewing Guild Conference, and appeared on Sew it All and Sewing With Nancy. She loves vintage clothes and sewing books, and has a little problem with bringing home stray sewing machines.

Steffani Lincecum

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