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Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making
Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making

Cut, Flare, Gather - Intro to pattern making

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Join this Instant Access course to learn pattern-making in a fun and easy way.

If you want to start or level up your pattern-making adventure, this course is perfect for you; you'll learn the fundamental skills to start hacking and drafting your own sewing patterns! đź’•

Discover how to rotate darts, add seams and volume to your patterns through flare and gather. As well as learn pattern terminology, how to finish your patterns and tips for turning a design into a pattern.

All the material is pre-recorded so that you can go at your own pace and ask questions along the way. As well as Try-It-Yourself exercises throughout to put your new skills into practise!

Course modules
Full lesson list in the drop-down menu below:

Intros


  • Hello and welcome!
  • How to use the 1/2 scale blocks
  • What is pattern making?
  • Tips for pattern making
  • Pattern terminology
  • Some Essential skills

Darts


  • What is dart manipulation?
  • Bust apex - how to find them on your patterns
  • Rotating a dart
  • Truing a dart
  • Examples - Rotating a dart
  • Try-it-yourself Exercise 1
  • Moving a dart into a seam
  • Examples - Moving a dart into a seam
  • Try-it-yourself Exercise 2

Flare


  • Adding flare
  • Flared sleeve
  • Examples - Flared sleeves
  • Try-it-yourself exercise 3
  • Creating an A-line/flared skirt
  • Examples - A-line/flared skirts
  • Try-it-yourself exercise 4

Gather


  • Different ways of adding gather
  • Adding gather to shaped panels
  • Examples - Adding gather to shaped panels
  • Try-it-yourself exercise 5
  • Adding gather to straight seams
  • Deciding how much gather to add
  • Examples - Add gather to straight seams
  • Try-it-yourself exercise 6
  • Sewing gather
  • Sewing techniques to control gather

Pattern making


  • Pattern hacking
  • Design chat 1 - walk through how to turn a specific design into a pattern
  • Design chat 2
  • Design chat 3
  • Choosing a start pattern
  • Making a toile
  • Tips for turning a design into a pattern
  • Try-it-yourself exercise 7

Finishing patterns


  • Grainlines
  • Checking patterns - Walking the seams
  • Checking patterns - Fixing uneven seams
  • Truing seams
  • Squaring off a pattern
  • Labelling patterns
  • Creating a facing
  • Adding seam allowance

But most of all..


You'll get a chance to put your new skills into practise and gain confidence to start your pattern making journey.

I know everyone learns differently, so I've included lots of visual content to break down pattern making in a fun and easy way.

Gain access to:

  • Video tutorials
  • Step-by-step illustrations
  • Design inspiration
  • Try-it-yourself exercises
  • Ask questions along the way

Meet your tutor:

Alys pattern cutting in the studio

Hi! I’m Alys, a pattern maker who's worked for brands like Alexander McQueen, steventai and Teija. But I don’t think designing clothes should be something only the experts and fashion houses can do – which is why I started Unpicked Studio.

I teach pattern making in a way that makes it simple and enjoyable because I believe everybody deserves to be able to design their own clothes.

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Please read the course module content above before booking, and check out our FAQs if you have any questions.

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