The Basics of Grading Sewing Patterns ✄✄✄

What to Bring

  • notepad and pen
  • A pattern you would like discuss

What to Wear

  • casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄✄ While there is no sewing in this class, you will get the most from it If you're familiar with patterns, some terminology & pattern markings.

The Basics of Grading Sewing Patterns ✄✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Three hours in duration

What You Will Learn

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

What You Get

  • The basic knowledge to start grading patterns


Does this sound familiar...

  • Scored an amazing vintage pattern but it's the wrong size?
  • Cut your pattern when you made it the first time, but you've now changed size?
  • Drafted your own pattern for you and now your bestie wants one in her size?

No worries! Seriously.  You could be grading those little beauties up or down to the right size.

This workshop will be a practical class where you will grade a variety basic pattern elements; shirt fronts and backs, skirt fronts and backs (combining both to dresses) and sleeves. Please note that only the basics are covered. We want everyone to get the class that they expect, there is only basic grading information on pant crotch and bust - you are not learning about full bust adjustments and correcting fitting problems.  

You will also cover and become familiar with using patternmaking tools.

Bring along a pattern that you are hoping to grade in the future and the teacher can discuss a plan of attack.

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