Building Patterns Textbook
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Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting the Tailored Jacket or Coat
Ready to test your patternmaking skills? Master designer and pattern drafter Suzy Furrer shares in-depth tips and techniques to help you draft a full set of patterns for a chic, tailored jacket using your own well-fitting bodice sloper. Learn how to draft pattern pieces for two-piece sleeves, welt pockets, an inside zipper pocket, bound buttonholes and even a coat hook.
Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Pants
Expand your skillset and your closet by drafting comfy drawstring pants, stylish palazzo pants and work-ready trousers. Learn to draft pants that fit and flatter step-by-step — design-school founder Suzy Furrer shows you how.
Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Tops
If you're searching high and low for the tops you want, stop right now. You're the only one who can design the perfect wardrobe for you. Join Apparel Arts design school founder Suzy Furrer as she guides you from sloper to garment with a series of terrific tops: a shell, a tee, a peplum top and a kimono jacket.
The Skirt Sloper
Make a personalized skirt sloper, and use it to draft custom skirt patterns with an inspiring array of silhouettes and design details.
The Bodice Sloper
Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper — the foundation for personalized patternmaking.
Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Design desirable, original garments by manipulating darts and silhouettes. Create tops, dresses, jackets and more with inspired looks that ready-to-wear can't touch.
Beautiful necklines and finishing details are marks of an excellent patternmaker. Learn to draft an array of flattering necklines and finishing flourishes.
Collars & Closures
Take your patternmaking skills all the way to the top. Learn to draft nine collar variations, finishing details and two types of button plackets.
Expand your patternmaking prowess. Arm your wardrobe with custom style as you draft a collection of perfect-fitting sleeves for blouses, dresses, jackets and coats.
These classes are offered through craftsy.com. They are a great complement to, but do not replace, our in-studio patternmaking classes.