Online Class

Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines

$69.99

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.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Suzy Furrer
  • 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

Learn fashion industry skills for drafting custom patterns and creating designer garments that are uniquely yours. Join Apparel Arts founder Suzy Furrer as she builds on her Patternmaking Basics classes and teaches you how to get creative with darts and seam lines. Master dart manipulation fundamentals before moving on to advanced manipulations with multiple darts, gathers or ruching, as well as the industry method of pivoting darts. Then, discover how to draft a world of striking silhouettes featuring princess seams, Empire waists, A-lines and more. Finally, enjoy plenty of design inspiration as Suzy displays how to combine these manipulations to create finished garments such as an A-line dress with a neck dart, a princess-line top with a peplum and a babydoll tunic with pleats.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Suzy Furrer
02:24
Meet your instructor, Suzy Furrer, and learn more about using darts and seam lines as design elements in your garments.
2. The Basics of Dart Manipulation
37:00
3. Dart Variations
34:11
4. Gathers & Curves
42:33
5. Dart Wrap-Up
28:30
6. Princess Line to the Armhole
32:36
7. Princess Line Variations
35:50
8. Empire & Babydoll Lines
32:56
9. A-Line, Swing & Double-Breasted Lines
35:17
10. Designing Garments For Production
26:54

Additional Supplies Needed

Taught by

Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer has been working in the apparel industry since the mid-'80s. After studying patternmaking with couturier Simmon Sethna in 1996, Suzy started Apparel Arts, a San Francisco-based fashion design school. She also wrote <i>Building Patterns: The Architecture of Women’s Clothing</i>, which is used as a textbook at Apparel Arts and other fashion design schools on the West Coast. Suzy's years of teaching experience and wealth of patternmaking experience make her lessons easy to follow and fun to use!
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