Students will be given a demonstration showing the basic methods for transferring garment panels onto pattern paper. Then will have the opportunity to do their own patterns under supervision.
Learn how to take a pattern from an existing garment. Bring your favourite simple pieces such as a skirt, shirt or a simple dress and turn them into your own pattern so you can re-create that favourite garment time and time again!
Students will develop skills including the use of tracing wheels, locating the straight grain of fabric on each garment panel, fitting together pattern pieces as they are being produced, this will all be achieved with the completion of the students pattern
MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS – PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:
tracing wheel – with sharp spikes, flat round and blunt spikes won’t work. (available at wholesalers below)
black lead pencils
Magic tape or masking tape small roll
Several packets of Pins
Notebook or paper (for taking notes)
Materials cost around $30-$50.
IN ADDITION, PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:
2-3 simple garments – your tutor will help you choose the most appropriate one to take a pattern from, based on your level of experience.
Please make sure garments are ironed.
Pattern Making Supplies are available from:
M. Recht Accessories P/L
53 -57 Cambridge St
Ph 9419 9419, 9419 9411, 1300 941 941.
Wm C. Jackson & Co P/L
169 Victoria Pde
Ph 9417 3131
Sewers looking to make perfect fitting patterns for themselves. This course is best suited to students who have some experience of sewing and using patterns.