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Course Description

This course teaches students how to take personal measurements to draft a torso and sleeve block/sloper. Students will cut blocks in muslin, making any pattern adjustments before transferring the draft to card for the development of a pattern. Students will use 1/4 scale blocks to learn how to manipulate blocks into various styles. After the top or dress pattern is completed, the design will be cut in muslin, a sequence of construction will be developed, and the item will be sewn and fit. This course is designed for students with some basic sewing experience that are looking to develop an understanding of pattern making, and for students who are building a portfolio for acceptance into a fashion design program.


This course requires learners to have some basic sewing experience. If you have successfully completed FASH1154 Beginner Sewing 1 or FASH1118 Introduction to Industrial Sewing Machines (or have other relevant experience) you may use our industrial sewing machines. Otherwise, you are welcome to use one of our domestic machines, bring one of your own, or do your sewing at home.
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