Level 4: Harnessing Your Creativity 2019-12-17T12:16:41+00:00

Level 4: Harnessing Your Creativity

Intermediate: Design. In this level the emphasis developing skills in patternmaking where you will use a bodice, sleeve and skirt blocks to create a wide variety of styles which when combined you can create any style you dream up.

In these patternmaking classes, you will use your own blocks or the class blocks.

You will learn how to create different design features and this will help you to create your own designs, whether it is to add a new sleeve or neckline to an existing pattern or start from scratch to complete your own design.

At the end of the classes you will be able to analyse a design and be able to make patterns from a sketch or photo.

To do these classes you will need to have an understanding of sewing and how garments go together. Ideally you would have already completed some of the sewing classes from level 1, level 2 or level 3 or be a competent sewer.

401 Patternmaking Skirts

You will learn to modify a straight skirt pattern to create a wide variaty of skirt styles.

Using the patterns created in 301 Personalised Fit (or patterns provided in this class) – you will learn the steps involved in making your own skirt patterns to a variety of styles.

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Make skirts styles including flare and pleats
  • Construct circle and gored skirt to individual measurements
  • Waistbands – Fitted and Elasticised
  • Pockets and facings
  • Yokes
  • Gathers

By learning these techniques you are able to adapt and change patterns to create your own individual style.

You will be provided with extensive course notes and paper to make your patterns.

Please note: You will not have time to make skirts from your patterns but could attend course 201 Sew What You Want.

Check out when this course is available.

Duration: 4 Sessions x 3 hours

Cost: $245

402 Patternmaking Tops

Intermediate Patternmaking; Fit and Design Courses; Patternmaking; Qualified Patternmaker; Sew Teach MeYou will learn to modify a bodice pattern to create a wide variaty of top and blouse styles.

Using the patterns created in 301 Personalised Fit (or patterns provided in this class) – you will learn the steps involved in making your own top/blouse patterns to a variety of styles.

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Moving Darts to various positions
  • Panel lines
  • Develop a range of collars
  • Patternmake sleeves styles
  • Develop a blouse (dress) block

By learning these techniques you are able to adapt and change patterns to create your own individual style.

You will be provided with extensive course notes and paper to make your patterns.

Please note: You will not have time to make skirts from your patterns but could attend course 201 Sew What You Want.

Check out when this course is available.

Duration: 4 Sessions x 3 hours

Cost: $245