Pattern Making II - Adaptation Method (Oct 29 - Dec 17)

DATE: Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2019
TIME: Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Instructor:  Frank Sukhoo 
Location: 404 McArthur Avenue
Classroom: Janome (Located on the main floor)
Maximum numbers of students 8
Minimum number of students to run: 4

With this Pattern Making method, students start with a commercial pattern and immediately fit garments to their own proportions and learn about how to change and adjust patterns for the design, silhouette needed.

This method focusses on a perfect fit. Following fit, students will learn about how to create various sleeve shapes, necklines, details such as ruching. 

With a basic commercial pattern, you will be able to make garments with so many variations like a blouse with V-Neck or round neck, with sleeves, and without sleeves, the variations are endless!

Over eight three-hour sessions, you will learn basic pattern-making on how to transform commercial sewing patterns as well as many other techniques to create your own designs.

Following the course, students learn how to:

  • manipulating ½ scale patterns
  • move darts from one area to another
  • change the bodice by adding ease or changing neckline
  • take a sleeve pattern and change it according to the garment you are making 


Students may purchase additional rulers and materials from EcoEquitable.

Prerequisite:  None

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Refund/Cancellation policy:

Written notice of cancellation may be processed with a full refund (minus a 10% admin fee) two weeks prior to the course starting.  Cancellations received 1 week prior to the course are eligible for a 50% refund unless there is a waitlist for the course.  Cancellations within the final week prior to the course are non-refundable unless there is a waitlist for the course and the course can be run with full attendance.