Pattern Drafting for Beginners - April 14th, 21st, & 28th

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Pattern Drafting for Beginners!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Time: 6PM - 830PM

Location: Blackbird Fabrics Studio, 1236 Frances Street, Vancouver BC. 
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About the Class

Have you dreamed of having a perfectly form fitting pattern piece but don't know where to start? Our pattern drafting for beginners is a fabulous introduction to the unique and complex art of pattern drafting for garment patterns! Starting from the very beginning, we will draft a skirt block pattern to your exact measurements and industry standard pattern drafting methods. Once we've completed the basic block, we will move on to popular pattern manipulations and hacks to take this basic skirt into a world of new and perfectly fitting garments! In this set of introductory drafting classes, you will learn:

  • How to properly measure your body and translate that to a paper pattern. 
  • A crash course in industry standard pattern drafting methods.
  • A final card stock copy of your very own handmade and expertly drafted skirt block. 
  • Popular pattern manipulations to zhoozh up your basic block, including: adding fullness, creating style lines, manipulating darts, & more!

Class fee includes:

  • 7.5 hours of class time.
  • A kit with all the supplies needed to create your own skirt block and first muslin. 
  • The use of our class sewing machines and tools - there is no need for you to bring anything!
  • Refreshments and snacks throughout the class. 
  • A 15% discount coupon to use for a future purchase.

Limited prior sewing experience is recommended. Although this is not specifically a sewing based class, you must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine. Access to a home sewing machine will be benefit as you will be sewing up muslins/toiles for homework (I know, homework!) However, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we will help facilitate! 


About The Instructor:
Joy Nickerson

Joy started sewing at age 7 when she decided she needed new shorts to wear to gym class. Twenty years later, she decided to turn her hobby into her career! She has sewed products for several small businesses, sewed costumes for professional theatre, worked in a fabric shop, managed a manufacturing team, taught sewing classes and private lessons, and continues to work in the apparel industry in Vancouver. Joy believes that anyone can learn to sew and she hopes that everyone will enjoy it as much as she does!

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