Master Pattern Drafting with Cal Patch

PART 1

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NOW PLAYING: WK 1 Pattern Drafting: How to Make a Master Dress Pattern

Design your own wardrobe as you learn the basics of pattern drafting from clothing designer Cal Patch. Over this four-week course, Cal covers the fundamentals of drafting a versatile pattern for dresses, tunics, shirts and skirts using nothing but your own measurements, a measuring tape, pencil and paper. Cal will also demystify how to make a muslin, adjust fit, and customize details. At the end of the course, you’ll have a master pattern tailored just for you, as well as...More


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Learn Master Pattern Drafting with These Classes

  • now playing
    WK 1 Pattern Drafting: How to Make a Master Dress Pattern
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    WK 2 Pattern Drafting: Make a Muslin, Adjust Fit, and Sew
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    WK 3 Pattern Drafting: A-Line Skirts and Customizing Garments
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    WK 4 Pattern Drafting: Make a Pattern from an Existing Garment

Here's the Breakdown

Part 1:

 WK 1 Pattern Drafting: How to Make a Master Dress Pattern

Cal focuses on which measurements you need to take in order to draft a pattern that can be used to create a shirt, tunic, or dress simply by adjusting the length. Once your pattern is drafted, you’ll be ready to start sewing in the next episode! What you will learn: – How to take measurements...More

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Part 2:

 WK 2 Pattern Drafting: Make a Muslin, Adjust Fit, and Sew

Cal shows you how to create a muslin, and then walks you through the steps for confidently adjusting fit and making changes to the pattern. Once your pattern is finalized, you’ll be ready to sew your custom garment. What you will learn: – How to make a test garment – How to make fit...More

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Part 3:

 WK 3 Pattern Drafting: A-Line Skirts and Customizing Garments

Now you’re ready to mix things up. Cal teaches you how to draft an A-line skirt, and she shares tailoring techniques to fill your sewing arsenal – including adding gathers, zippers, pockets, and waistbands. What you will learn: – How to draft and sew an A-line skirt – Ideas for...More

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Part 4:

 WK 4 Pattern Drafting: Make a Pattern from an Existing Garment

In this final episode, Cal shares an easy technique for drafting a pattern from an existing garment – so you can replicate the most beloved items in your closet. This technique is especially handy if you have a favorite store-bought dress or shirt that’s seen better days (or if you wish you had...More

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