Total Time: 6 hours 11 mins 16 secs
Taught by Cal Patch
Design your own wardrobe as you learn the basics of pattern drafting from clothing designer Cal Patch. In this four-part course, Cal covers the basics 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 the inspiration and know-how to whip up a brand new wardrobe from scratch.
Pattern Drafting
Part 1:
Pattern Drafting: Make a Master Dress Pattern
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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.
Part 2:
Pattern Drafting: Make a Muslin, Adjust Fit, and Sew
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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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