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Next-Level Pattern Drafting From Ready-to-Wear

$19.99$40.00

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, ease guidelines and construction orders for a variety of garments
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Steffani Lincecum

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Method Overview
14:19
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.
2. Patterning the Jacket
40:43
3. Jacket Facings, Collar & Lining
23:24
4. Patterning the Flat-Front Pants
24:37
5. Patterning the Dress
14:11
6. Putting It All Together
12:01

Recommended with this class

  • Paper for drafting and a pinning surface
  • RulersRulers
  • Tracing wheel

Taught by

Steffani Lincecum
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.

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