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Introduction to Pattern Drafting

Introduction to Pattern Drafting

Buy as a standalone class, or access for free with a Stitch School subscription by using the link below.

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Learn how to make bust adjustments to your patterns for the perfect fit every time!

Sewing patterns are drafted to specific cup sizes.  If your cup size doesn’t match the one used for the pattern then you might want to do a bust adjustment. In this tutorial Becca talks you through all the details on bust adjustments before you dive in to make your alterations.

Once you’ve watched this video, you can dive into our selection of pattern specific videos talking you through more bust adjustments.

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

The Introduction to Pattern Drafting at intermediate sewers who have made a few garments before, but are keen to start adapting or creating your own patterns to achieve an even better fit. If you’ve graded patterns between sizes before but not made your own blocks from scratch, then this is also for you.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

No, there is not a pattern included in this class but you will learn how to draft your own!

What will I learn?

  • how to measure yourself accurately
  • how to construct a bodice block from scratch
  • how to construct a skirt block from scratch
  • how to sew up a toile
  • how to fit your skirt and bodice using the blocks
  • how to pin and mark your toile
  • how to transfer your markings to your block
  • how to perform alterations to your blocks
  • how to resolve common fitting issues
  • how to alter the neckline
  • how to rotate excess fabric into a dart
  • how to level the waistline
  • how to move a bust point
  • how to adapt your pattern blocks to create a simple, fitted shift dress

How long is the class?

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you’d like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it’s more cost effective to subscribe.

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