CREATE SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE


PATTERN MAKING, FITTING AND DESIGN COURSES FOR GARMENT MAKERS

 

BUILD A BLOCK

Draft the basic building blocks of all garments. Get step by step instruction to create made to measure block patterns.

 

REFINE THE FIT

Fit your made to measure block to perfection. Learn the process of assessing fit, what to look for, and how to adjust your pattern.

DESIGN YOUR STYLE

Use your block patterns to create your own unique designs. Learn professional pattern making techniques to design your style.

FEATURED ONLINE COURSES


 

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE BLOCK


Build a made-to-measure, custom fit stretch knit bodice block.

Includes instruction on how to adjust your draft for cup sizes and how to design a neckline and neckband that hugs your neckline perfectly.

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THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT SKIRT BLOCK


Build a made-to-measure, custom fit stretch knit skirt block and learn exactly how to use it.

Includes 3 design projects that teach you how to manipulate your block to create styling.

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THE INSTRUCTOR

ALEXANDRA MORGAN has worked in the fashion industry as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer and fit technician for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, with a a major in clothing and textiles, from the University of Saskatchewan (BScHEc, 1990) as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University (BAA Fashion, 1995).

In 2010 Alexandra founded In-House Patterns, and has been developing and teaching pattern making, draping and garment construction courses since 2012. Courses taught by Alexandra are known to be well thought out, highly detailed and stuffed full of information you won't find anywhere else.

LIVE WORKSHOPS


 

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

August 29th and September 5th, 2017
10 am - 4:30 pm
Sawyer Sewing Centre
Victoria, BC

PATTERN MAKING FOR KNITS:
THE T-SHIRT BLOCK

In this comprehensive knit patternmaking class you will draft your own custom size stretch knit T-shirt block using your personal body measurements. You'll learn how to determine the stretch ratio of your fabric and calculate measurement reductions for the perfect amount of negative ease. You'll balance, check and true your draft as well as adjust the draft for your cup size and learn how to eliminate that common gaping front armhole. We’ll design a basic T neckline with a neckband that hugs your neckline perfectly and once your neckline is in place, we’ll cut mark and construct a sample for fitting assessment and review.

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ONE DAY WORKSHOP

July 29, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Victoria, BC

FITTING FUNDAMENTALS

Demystify the fitting process by spending the day with Alexandra Morgan in this live in-person fitting fundamentals workshop.

You’ll learn what good fit looks like, how to prepare yourself and the garment for a fitting, how to recognize fitting issues and in what order to work to keep the fitting process moving forward.

Ten of the most common fitting issues and their causes and resolutions will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced using scaled basic block patterns.

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COMING THIS FALL!

THE CUSTOM WOVEN PANT BLOCK

Draft your own custom size woven pant block using your personal body measurements. We'll take your body measurements, draft the block and check and true your draft. You'll cut, mark and construct a sample for fitting assessment and review.

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GROUP CLASSES

Grab a friend and join me in person for group classes at The Makehouse or Sawyer Sewing Centre in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Click to view available workshops and dates:

THE MAKEHOUSE SAWYER SEWING CENTRE

"You learn so much and have fun while doing it! Alexandra is a fountain of knowledge and an outstanding teacher. I can't wait for the rest of her courses!"

CORA

"Amazing! Alexandra is able to communicate just the right amount of information in this workshop style class. An altogether inspirational experience! "

PICA

PRIVATE LESSONS

Build your own workshop based on your personal learning objectives. Build basic blocks, get help with fitting and learn how to manipulate patterns to create your own designs.  I specialize in women's wear and teach pattern making, draping, fitting, grading and garment construction.

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Get the Perfect Fit Guide (FREE)

Love sewing but struggle to get the right fit? Wish you knew more about how to fit so you can really showcase your creativity? This free guide will set you on the path to a perfect fit with 7 step by step proven strategies for fitting any sewing project.