Sew your own garments, but can never get the fit right?
Would you love to design a variety of skirt styles, but worry that all the hard work will be wasted if they don’t fit?
Are you interested in making bespoke garments for clients?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, this course is for you; learn to draft a skirt block.
Join Aneka for the first in a series of 4 professional skirt making classes; our online master class in skirt pattern drafting will teach you how to make a skirt block that fits your individual shape and size. We are proud that our classes are inclusive for all shapes and sizes; and will discuss drafting a skirt block for a fuller figure and the differences that brings.
Over 19 modules and 8 hours of 4K video, you will learn the skirt pattern drafting process. The class will begin with techniques on how to accurately measure a mannequin, a person and yourself. Moving on to share how to turn the measurements into calculations that you need for drafting. We will even give you an understanding of the maths involved, just in case you’re interested! Once you have calculations, Aneka will teach you how to draft a 1 dart and 2 dart skirt block.
You will learn how to turn the skirt pattern into a sample you can fit on yourself or others, and Aneka will talk through common fitting issues that you may be faced with and how to amend them on the paper pattern.
Finish the class by finalising your skirt pattern, turning it into a skirt block. Learn how to draft a variety of accompanying components; a straight waistband, shaped waistband (for a skirt with a lowered waist) and facing. As well as a lining pattern for both a loose and bagged lining style.
Learn at your own pace with lifetime access to this pre-recorded class. All of our video content is fully subtitled and written in-house, supplied with interactive documents. This class is suitable for any level, with Aneka’s informative teaching beginners can follow along and more advanced students can simply speed up or skip video content.
Finish the class with a skirt block that you can use to draft other skirt styles from, or that you can make into a perfectly fitting straight skirt. Join us in the next class to learn how to draft a pattern from this skirt block, or sew a professional skirt.
We have put together a range of Pattern Drafting Kits that are available to purchase to work alongside the online class; providing you with the tools and equipment you will need. To view a list of the Supplies required in the class: click here.
Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – How to Measure
Module 3 – Complete Calculations
Module 4 – Drafting Initial Template
Module 5 – Drafting Skirt Front (1 Dart)
Module 6 – Drafting Skirt Back (1 Dart)
Module 7 – Drafting Skirt Front (2 Dart)
Module 8 – Drafting Skirt Back (2 Dart)
Module 9 – Drafting for Fuller Figures
Module 10 – Trace the Draft
Module 11 – Make Sample
Module 12 – Fit Sample
Module 13 – Pattern Amendments
Module 14 – Finalise Block
Nodule 15 – Draft a Waistband
Module 16 – Draft a Shaped Waistband
Module 17 – Draft a Facing
Module 18 – Draft a Lining
Module 19 – The End
In this class you will learn:
You will finish this course with a Skirt Block made to fit your individual measurements. Use when drafting skirt patterns in the future or with the accompanying pattern pieces (waistband, facing and lining) to sew a perfectly fitting straight skirt.