TAKE CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL


DRAFT YOUR OWN MADE-TO-MEASURE WOVEN BODICE BLOCK

 
GET THE RIGHT FIT  •  MAKE BETTER GARMENTS  •  EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
 
TEACH ME HOW!

DESIGNED TO FIT: THE BODICE BLOCK


AN ONLINE COURSE TEACHING YOU THE FOUNDATIONS OF FLAT PATTERN DEVELOPMENT

 
 

BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BODICE BLOCK

START TODAY! DISMISS MESSAGE

DRAFT TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS

Use your personal body measurements and get step by step guidance as you draft the basic bodice block in "your size".

LEARN PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES

Eliminate the most common fitting issues right out of the gate. Balance, check and true your pattern, adjust for your cup size, determine your waist shaping and choose just the right amount of ease.

GET THE RIGHT FIT

Construct the test garment and get guidance on how to assess the fit of your personal bodice block. Take advantage of the resources section where you'll find additional tutorials that walk you through how to correct your pattern for the most common fitting issues.


Online Course Overview

START CREATING TRULY UNIQUE GARMENTS THAT FIT

Alexandra Morgan of In-House Patterns will show you step by step how to draft a basic bodice block using your personal body measurements. You'll learn how to draft a block for individual figures, how to balance, check and true your draft, and how to adjust the draft for your personal cup size. You'll get instruction on drafting a corresponding sleeve for your bodice as well as constructing your block and assessing the fit.

Course Outline


1. Get Started

  • Learn about professional pattern making tools and supplies
  • Take accurate measurements with or without a friend on hand.
  • Make all the draft calculations you'll need for the drafting process.

2. Draft the Bodice

  • Draft the foundational frame of the block then plot the essential measurements to define the front and back bodice.
  • Adjust the cup size to personalize the draft even further.
  • Add waist shaping and three dimensional form to the basic draft.

3. Refine the Draft

  • Learn the professional pattern making techniques that will set your block apart.
  • Check, true and balance your draft for a perfect pattern.
  • Cut, mark and construct a bodice sample for fitting.
  • Follow the bodice fitting guidelines to eliminate your personal fitting issues one step at a time.

4. Draft the Sleeve

  • Draft a sleeve that corresponds to the bodice armhole.
  • Learn about the body/sleeve connection and how to get a perfect fit and hang to your sleeve.
  • Cut, mark and test the sleeve sample for fitting with your bodice.
  • Follow the sleeve fitting guidelines to perfect the fit of your sleeve.

5. Fitting Assessment

  • A Step by step walk through of Alexandra's bodice and sleeve fitting sessions so you can learn by example and solve your own personal fit issues.
  • BONUS! Six additional video tutorials that show you how to solve the most common fitting issues and how to adjust your pattern accordingly.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET INSIDE

A Detailed Guide to Building a Custom Size Woven Bodice Block that Fits

Step by Step Instruction

Video lessons that walk you through every step of creating and fitting your personal bodice block. Work at your own pace with lifetime access to the course videos and class materials.

Instructor Guidance

Ask questions and get clarification from the instructor and your classmates inside the course by using the comment section under each lesson.

Valuable Class Materials

Download and print the course materials so that you can reinforce your learning and have the tools you need to follow each lesson with ease.

About the Instructor

Alexandra 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.

Blush Worthy Words

Here's what students are saying...

"Hi Alexandra, I am from the US, I studied pattern making in two universities, back in the 60’s before getting my degree in fashion design. Never have I seen real pattern drafting like this! None of the text books today even come close. I can’t believe how close my first draft was to being perfect right out of the chute! My body is far from perfect, but understanding my problems made it a breeze to make only a few simple adjustments to the first draft."

Mary

 

"Thank you Alexandra, a friend of mine is a tutor at a Fashion Design School, she offered to help me create a sloper, as I am not one to intrude on someone's generosity, I purchased your course to make a start and learn the necessary skills I need to understand the process. I have completed my first muslin and my friend has helped me get the perfect fit. She said that if her students could produce what I did she would be really happy - I got an A+! Thanks again Alexandra for this easy to follow online course, please consider this student of yours as an A+ student because of your teaching style. Can't wait to move onto the sleeves and then start implementing all of the skills from your other lessons available on your channel."

Andrea

 

"Hi I just want to thank Alexandra, publicly, for all the help she gives us on these courses. Every time I have requested help, she has answered within hours. You don’t have to wait for days to be able to proceed with your work. This is the second online course I have taken with her & both are well worth the money. Unless you have the perfect , slim, B cup figure buying a pattern & expecting it to fit perfectly is unrealistic especially if you have a mature figure. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend sewing the garment up , it’s very disappointing when the finished product doesn’t fit... been there! I would highly recommend any of her courses."

Christine

Alexandra, I want to say a big thank you for the brilliant course, I have learnt so much and all your you tube videos make much more sense when you do them instead of just watching. The videos I found really helpful were your own fitting issues. I'm so happy with the fit. The sleeves seem to work too. And all this with only my husband and son to help with the fitting! I'm going to add more ease but I'm so delighted that I have the confidence to do it now. I can't wait to do your class on pants. THANK YOU SO MUCH."

Breeda

THIS ONLINE COURSE IS PERFECT FOR

EXPERIENCED SEWERS, SERIOUS MAKERS AND DETAIL SEEKERS WHO ARE READY TO EXPLORE AND MASTER THEIR PATTERN MAKING AND FITTING SKILLS

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DESIGNED TO FIT: THE BODICE BLOCK

START YOUR PERSONAL BODICE BLOCK DEVELOPMENT TODAY!

DESIGNED TO FIT: THE BODICE BLOCK

$129

SINGLE PAYMENT IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

  • 17 video lessons and valuable class materials that will guide you through the development of a basic bodice block and a corresponding sleeve for woven fabrics.
  • 8 additional video lessons dedicated to guiding you through assessing and correcting the fit of your personal bodice block.
  • Lifetime access to the course videos and class materials for "work at your own pace" convenience.
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Designed to Fit: The Bodice Block

You won't want to miss this comprehensive online course!

Learn and use proven fashion industry techniques to build your basic block and fit it to perfection so you can start designing your own truly unique garments that fit!