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Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course
Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course

Patterns Unpicked: The Essentials. Online pattern making course

Regular price $225.00
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Start the new year learning new skills and join us in our online course, where you’ll learn all about pattern-making in a fun and easy way.

In this course, you’ll gain the confidence to pattern-make your own styles and enjoy experimenting with volume and darts. You can use these skills to create 100’s of different patterns, giving you the freedom to design your own clothes exactly how you want!

Next course:
January 19th - 9th February 2023

Weekly check-ins allow you to work in your own time and ask questions along the way. All the material is pre-recorded, so you can learn at your own pace.

Course modules:

Introduction 

  • Meet your tutor - About Alys
  • Introduce yourself - let's get to know each other!

Let's get started

  • What is pattern making?
  • What is pattern hacking?
  • Tips for pattern making
  • Pattern terminology 
  • Block patterns - What is a block pattern?
  • How to use the Unpicked 1/2 scale blocks
  • Tools you’ll need and how to use them

Darts

  • What is dart manipulation?
  • Bust apex - how to find them on your patterns
  • Moving a dart
  • Truing a dart
  • Dart manipulation examples and inspiration
  • Moving a dart into a seam
  • Dart into a seam examples and inspiration
  • Moving a dart into a yoke seam
  • Turn a dart into a pleat or gather
  • Turning a dart into waist volume/ dartless bodice
  • How to sew darts

Design lines

  • Adding a seam to a pattern
  • How to add design lines across a pattern
  • What they can be used for
  • Design lines examples and inspiration
  • Tips for sewing complex design lines

Flare

  • Adding flare to a straight panel
  • Adding flare examples and inspiration
  • Adding flare into a top
  • Flared sleeve
  • Moving a dart for volume - Creating an A-line skirt
  • Adding a seam line and flare - Top design
  • Adding a seam line and flare - Asymmetric skirt design
  • Seam and flare examples and inspiration

Gather

  • Different ways of adding gather
  • Adding gather to a top
  • Gathered sleeve (Top and bottom)
  • Gathered sleeve hem
  • Gathered sleeve head
  • How to sew gather to control the measurements
  • Adding gather to shaped panels
  • Using a facing to control gather
  • Creating a facing
  • Facings with darts
  • Gather examples and inspiration
  • Adding seam lines and gather
  • Seam and gather - examples and inspiration
  • Adding gather into straight panels
  • Deciding how much volume to add
  • Creating tiered garments
  • Other tiered examples
  • Sewing gather

Pattern making

  • Checking patterns - Walking the seams
  • Using base patterns and pattern hacking
  • Deciding which base pattern to use
  • Getting started with pattern making
  • Turning a design into a pattern
  • How to measure yourself
  • Making a toile
  • How to transfer markings from toile to pattern

ESSENTIALS

  • Checking patterns - Walking the seams
  • Checking patterns - Fixing uneven seams
  • Labelling patterns
  • Truing seams
  • Adding seam allowance
  • Tracing a pattern
  • Lengthening or shortening a pattern
  • Grainlines
  • Squaring off a pattern
  • Creating a hinge
  • Creating a facing
  • Lengthening/shortening patterns
  • Creating a channel

Most of all..

You'll learn how to experiment, sample ideas and problem solve, so you can take the designs you’ve been dreaming of and start wearing them!

We know everyone learns differently, so we'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
  • A community group

We design our online courses to be as hands-on as real-life workshops, yet with the flexibility to work in your own time.

You can ask questions along the way and get expert help. You'll gain access to our course platform and an amazing community group - a space to ask questions, share inspiration and cheer each other on! We're so excited to get excited with you and help you design all the clothes you've been dreaming up!

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

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