Advanced | 6 hours
Taught by Cal Patch
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.
Learn how to:
  • Make a test garment
  • Make fit adjustments
  • Transfer adjustments to your pattern piece
  • Sew darts
  • Sew and finish your garment


Chapters
Part 2: Make a Muslin, Adjust Fit, and Sew
02:11
08:33
19:47
09:40
20:50
11:16
14:58
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 2 to 3 yards of muslin (or other inexpensive cotton fabric)*
  • 2 to 3 yards of fashion fabric (in cotton / linen / hemp / or drapey fiber of your choice)*
  • 1 yard single-fold 1/2" bias tape
  • All-purpose thread to match fashion fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • *Exact yardage will depend on pattern dimensions and fabric width
    Basic Sewing Kit:
  • Fabric shears
  • small scissors or snips
  • pattern weights (optional)
  • pins and pin cushion
  • seam ripper
  • tailor's chalk or wax
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Pattern Drafting
    Part 1:
    Pattern Drafting: Make a Master Dress Pattern
    Cal Patch
    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 part of this class.
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    Part 2:
    Pattern Drafting: Make a Muslin, Adjust Fit, and Sew
    Cal Patch
    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.
    Part 3:
    Pattern Drafting: A-Line Skirts and Customizing Garments
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    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.
     
    Part 4:
    Pattern Drafting: Make a Pattern from an Existing Garment
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    In part 4 of this class, 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 one in every color!). Cal also explains how to make slight sizing adjustments to any pattern in case you want to make one for a friend.

     
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