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Patternmaking for Knit Tops - Tessa - West 1



Jump right in to the fun of pattern design. In the garment industry new styles are rarely developed from a sloper but are developed from existing styles. We will cover the principles of pattern design as we draft and sew three knit tops based on your favourite T-shirt pattern.

The first class will be an orientation where the instructor will begin your learning and go over what you'll be creating and can answer any questions you have about the coming class.

Supply List:

MACHINES:

  • You must be familiar with your sewing/ serger/ coverstitch machine/s before class and it must be in good working order.
  • Serger (preferable) OR Sewing machine in good working order with:
  •       Instruction manual, Foot control, Power Cord, All presser feet.
  • Coverstitch machine(optional) in good working order with:
  •       Instruction manual, Foot control, Power Cord, All presser feet.
  •       If you do not have a coverstitch machine bring a sewing machine and twin stretch needle for hems etc.

 

NOTIONS:

  • Sewing machine: *Bobbins; *Stretch needles 80/12; *Stretch twin needle 2,75/75 OR 4.0/75
  • Serger: *Serger stretch needles 80/12
  • Coverstitch: *Coverstitch ELx705 machine needles (optional)
  • *Sharp fabric scissors OR  *Rotary cutter and *mat
  • *Paper scissors
  • *Pattern tracing paper
  • Pen, Mechanical pencil, coloured pencils, eraser
  • Scotch Tape
  • *Ruler, *Fashion/ *French curve
  • Basic sewing notions: *Thread snips;  *Glass head pins;   *Pin cushion;   *Tape measure; *Seam ripper;  *Chaco Liner marking chalk; *Press cloth for garment

 

PATTERN: Any semi fitted T-shirt pattern. Preferably one you have used before and fits with your preferred amount of ease.

 

FABRIC & NOTIONS:

  • Fabric and/or contrast meterage according to pattern requirements. Fabric must meet the stretch requirements (2-way or 4-way and stretch %) as specified in your pattern.
  • *Thread & serger thread to match or contrast with fabric as required.

 

PRE-CLASS PREPARATION:

  • PDF Patterns: Print at 100% scale. Measure test square on printout. Assemble PDF pages as describe on pattern company website.
  • Trace pattern: Measure your bust circumference around the body at the fullest part of your bust. Do not add any extra. Find the pattern size corresponding to your hip measurement on the pattern envelope. Trace the pattern pieces but do not cut out. Bring these pieces to class where we will confirm size/s and make any alterations to waist size, leg length, knee width, hem circumference etc. as required
  • Fabric/s: Prewash and dry fabrics as you intend to care for finished garment.

 

Skill Level:
intermediate
Instructor Name:
Tessa Elston

Patternmaking for Knit Tops - Tessa - West 1

Cost:
$ 175.00
Wed, Mar 1, 2023 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wed, Mar 8, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed, Mar 15, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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