Grading Sewing Patterns Lecture

Grading Sewing Patterns Lecture ✄✄

Introduction to manual pattern grading

Over 50 people have attended this class

Description

In this lecture, we will cover manual grading, demonstrating the cut and spread method and shifting method.

Grading is to proportionally increase or decrease the size of a pattern via a set of grading rules which maintain the shape, fit, balance, and scale of a garment. Pattern grading differs from pattern alterations. Alterations are the process of making a pattern fit the nuances of an individual body. Whereas grading is the process of creating a range of new sizes or a set of sizes.

Lecture Content:

  • Basic terminology
  • Different grading methods
  • Understanding the concept of grading and how it differs from altering
  • Establishing the grade
  • Identifying cardinal points
  • Demonstrations of the manual methods on basic blocks

Please note that only the basics are covered. We want everyone to get the class that they expect; grading is not going to cover full bust adjustments, correcting fitting problems or altering to custom measurements.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • How to take patterns up or down a sizes
  • The tools you need for pattern drafting

What you will get

  • Knowledge and skills to start grading patterns
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • A pattern you would like discuss

What to wear

casual

Appropriate for

✄✄ Intermediate Sewing Star: This sewing thing is really growing on you! You can follow a suggested layout and have now worked with a variety of woven fabrics, maybe even your first knits. You've stepped up to using patterns for simple garments like basic skirts, pants and tops. You've sewn a dart, inserted a basic zip and have finished edges with an overlocker.


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4.6 (17 reviews)
Gaylerated it
21 Apr 2024
Grading a Sewing Pattern Lecture was everything that I wanted explained, the teacher was very thorough and happy to answer any questions we had. Congratulations to the Thread Den in offering this class and having such an expert teacher.
Sarah rated it
25 Oct 2023
I highly recommend this class. I’ve learned so much more than just pattern grading. It gave me a better understanding of sewing for different body shapes and many other insights.
Dirated it
09 Jul 2023
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.


Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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