Flat Pattern Design, Sat. 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20, 9am-12pm

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in person with Terry Owen
Cost: $175 + supplies
Skill Level: Intermediate

Sat. 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20, 9am-12pm

Know how to sew clothing from a pattern but want to learn to make it fit your body better? In Flat Pattern Design, students will learn to adapt a sewing pattern for a flattering fit. Students will start with the basics of taking measurements and progress to making a  sloper dress based on those measurements. A sloper is a powerful fitting tool that allows you to adjust any pattern to fit you well. Terry Owen has decades of garment making, altering, and designing experience, so she brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.

Flat Pattern Design is for the female student with significant apparel sewing experience. If you are newer to sewing clothes or need a refresher, try our You CAN Sew Clothes or pattern specific classes.

IMPORTANT:  Your first class will focus on measuring your body.  Wear the same undergarments that you wear on any normal day, as well as somewhat close-fitting clothing for more accurate measurements.

Be sure to purchase your fabric and other supplies from Silk Road Textiles! 

Supplies to purchase from SRT:
~ Butterick pattern 5627 (available at SRT, to be purchased after first class)
~  3 yards Woven Gingham with 1/8" squares
~ 2 yds gridded Pattern Ease interfacing
~ 6" Dritz Design Ruler
~ Dritz Styling Design Ruler
~ French Curve Template
~ Thread

Bring from home:
~ Shears
~ Paper scissors
~ Tape measure
~ Mechanical pencil #2, size .5
~ (4) different colors of fine-point marking pens- Staedtler Porous Point Pens size 0.3 is a good option, available at Staples
~ Pincushion, pins

Classes are scheduled to be in-person, pending health regulations. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.