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Pattern Making for Beginners - Fashion

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Course Outline:

  1. Introduction - Hear what is to come from my beginners course
  2. Tools and Terminology - I discuss all the tools required to start you pattern making journey
  3. Basic measurement and how to measure - I talk through a basic UK size 8 measurement chart and show you how to take measurements on a body/mannequin
  4. Blocks and Slopers and why we use them - I talk through the basic bodice block and the importance of why we use them
  5. *Basic bodice block - I draft out a basic bodice from the block.*Note that I have a separate course that develops a block/sloper from scratch
  6. Pattern labelling, seam allowances and cutting instructions - I talk you through how to label up a pattern, add seam allowances and why we have them and label cutting instructions for production
  7. Basic dart manipulation - I show you how to draft an underarm dart
  8. Necklines - I show you how to create a V-neck neckline from a block with a round neck
  9. Verticle or Princess line - I show you how to draft these style lines from a sketch
  10. Shift dress/lengthening a bodice block - I show you how to draft a shift dress from a bodice block
  11. Pencil skirt  - I show you how to create a simple pencil skirt from a block

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the tricks of the trade
  • Learn the techniques of how to make patterns and variations of pattern requirements 
  • Look at how to solve tricky problem areas and variations on specific garments 


Course Requirements:

You should come with a passion to learn pattern making or a basic knowledge to learn more. 

All of the lectures are delivered by video. The content is a fabulous introduction to the wonderful world of Pattern Cutting & Making. Which is the key skill in garment making. At the end of the course you will be ready to move forward in your pattern cutting journey.


This course is designed for:

- Fashion students

- Fashion lovers

- Industry professionals 

- Hobbyists

- Pattern cutters and makers

- Aspiring home dressmakers

- Fashion enthusiasts

Equipment you will need is: *Basic Bodice block/sloper. *Please note I have a separate course on this to draft your own bodice block.Pencil, Ruler, Rubber, Calculator, Measuring tape, Pattern paper, Notcher, Tracing wheel


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Tools and Terminology
  • 3 Basic measurements and How to measure
  • 4 Blocks and Slopers, what they are ans why we use them
  • 5 Basic bodice block
  • 6 Pattern labelling, seam allowances and cutting instructions
  • 7 Basic dart manipulation
  • 8 Necklines
  • 9 Vertical or Princess lines
  • 10 Shift dress/lengthening a bodice block
  • 11 Creating a pencil skirt from block

Taught by

Caroline Barulis PurePatternCutting

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