Pattern drafting is said to be the most intimidating part of sewing, the aim of this class is to show how easy, creative and fun this process can be. In this beginner level workshop, the participants will be taught how to correctly take and record measurements for skirts or pants, and how to apply these measurements on dotted pattern paper to draft a basic bloc. In the second half of the class we will teach them how to add allowance to their custom patterns, cut and pin the garment for an in class fitting. The participants will leave the class with a well fitted pant or skirt pattern that can be made into a simple garment, and used to create other designs. Participants of this workshop will be encouraged to sew their garments in the Home Sewing Workshop.
These workshops will be led by Olamiposi Somoye. Olamiposiis a pattern drafting instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing and a Junior Pattern Drafter at Uniqlo.