Online Class

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear

$49.99

Costumer and sewing instructor Steffani Lincecum teaches how to re-create your favorite ready-to-wear garments and delicate vintage finds in this versatile patternmaking class.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Steffani Lincecum
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Create a sewing pattern from an existing piece of clothing and learn the skills you'll need to replicate the fit and design details of your favorite pieces. This class focuses on gaining valuable patternmaking skills. As demonstrated in her book Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit, Steffani's "pin-through" technique to duplicate garments uses straight pins and Kraft paper, tracing the design lines of garment elements with pinholes, then adding darts, pleats and other construction elements. Once you have a pattern, you'll learn how to make adjustments on a test muslin, then transfer those changes back to your pattern, creating a versatile pattern block you can change up with different design details.

You'll need garment sewing experience to get the most from this class, which demonstrates the basics of turning a 3D garment into a 2D paper pattern by copying a vintage blouse with Peter Pan collar, darts, pleats and pockets.

Learn professional patternmaking skills and re-create your favorite designs. Enroll in Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear!

What You'll Learn

Re-create your favorite ready-to-wear looks

Learn the fundamentals of patternmaking the easy way

Trace pattern pieces from clothing with the "pin-through" method

Draft a perfect fit pattern that can be used again and again

Use your new pattern as a pattern block that can be altered as desired

Draft design details such as pleats, darts, pockets, cuffs, collars, and more

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Steffani Lincecum
17:23
Meet Steffani and learn about her exciting background before discussing basic pattern principles.
2. Patterning the Blouse
25:25
3. Patterning the Sleeve
16:24
4. Patterning the Details
39:22
5. Sewing the Muslin
14:52
6. Fitting the Muslin
07:55
7. Adjusting the Pattern
07:16
8. Finalizing the Pattern
08:57
9. Making Variations
07:46

Taught by

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