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.

Access to the Instructor

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.

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

$99

SINGLE PAYMENT IN US 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 and work at your own pace convenience.
ENROLL NOW!

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!