TAKE CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL


DRAFT YOUR OWN MADE-TO-MEASURE STRETCH KNIT BODICE BLOCK

 
GET THE RIGHT FIT  •  MAKE BETTER GARMENTS  •  EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
 
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THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE BLOCK

An Online Course Teaching You the Foundations of Stretch Knit Pattern Making

DRAFT TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS

Your personal body measurements and the stretch ratio of your fabric come together to create a basic block pattern with the perfect amount of negative ease.  Get the sizing and ease on your patterns just right without guessing.

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LEARN PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES

Eliminate the most common fitting issues right out of the gate. Balance and true the pattern, adjust for your cup size and create a neckline with a neckband that hugs your neckline perfectly.

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GET THE RIGHT FIT

Construct the test garment, assess the fit and see what the perfect fit looks like. Get help fitting your block with access to the Private Facebook Goup where you can meet your classmates and communicate with the instructor.

Inside this virtual classroom, you'll find helpful videos and pattern adjustment posts that expand on the course content and help you get the fit just right.

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Here's What You Get Inside

A Detailed Step-by-Step Process for Building a Custom Size Stretch Knit Bodice Block

Step by Step Instruction

5 steps and 18 video lessons that walk you through every step you'll need to take to draft, refine, and fit a stretch knit bodice sloper made using your personal body measurements and the stretch ratio of your chosen fabric.

Access to the Instructor

Join the Private Facebook Group where you will meet your fellow classmates and get access to your instructor.  Post photos, ask questions, get answers and learn even more in this dynamic virtual classroom.

Valuable Course Materials

Download and print the course materials so you can reinforce your learning and have the tools you need to follow each lesson with ease. You'll get printable curves, drafting instructions, and scaled block patterns just to name a few.

CREATIVITY DOESN'T COME INSIDE AN ENVELOPE FILLED WITH TISSUE PAPER

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!

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE BLOCK

Course Overview

FIVE STEPS TO BUILDING STRETCH KNITS THAT FIT

Start creating your own truly unique garments that fit.

Alexandra Morgan of In-House Patterns will show you step by step how to draft your custom stretch knit bodice using your personal body measurements and the stretch ratio of your chosen fabric. You'll learn how to calculate measurement reductions for the perfect amount of negative ease, you'll balance, check and true your draft, and learn how to adjust the draft for your cup size and eliminate a gaping front armhole.

You'll also learn how to design a basic T neckline with a neckband that hugs your neckline perfectly so you'll be ready to construct your T-shirt and refine the fit. You'll get instruction on constructing your T-shirt as well as assessing the fit. Get all the fitting help you need when you join the Private Facebook Group where you can ask questions, post photos and get access to the instructor and your classmates.

Finally you'll learn how to make your perfectly fitting stretch knit bodice block into a master pattern for each fabric stretch ratio.

Course Outline

Here's What You'll Find in Each Lesson...

Step One: Getting Started

Lesson 1: An Introduction to the Course

    • A virtual tour of the online course platform so you can navigate around and find what you need.

Lesson 2: Supplies and Resources

    • An introduction to all the tools and supplies you'll need to complete the course.

 

Step Two:  Before You Draft

Lesson 1:  Taking Body Measurements

    • The key measurements you'll need and how to measure accurately.

Lesson 2:  Determining Stretch Ratio

    • Determine the stretch ratio of your fabric and learn about it's stretch recovery and direction of greatest stretch.

Lesson 3:  Drafting Prep

    • A guide to making all the calculations you'll need to start drafting your custom stretch knit bodice.

 

Step Three:  The Draft

Lesson 1:  Drafting the Stretch Knit Bodice Block

    • Step-by-step instruction on drafting the block with tips and techniques to achieve a professional quality draft.

Lesson 2:  Checking Truing and Balancing the Draft

    • Detailed instruction on how to ensure your draft is perfectly balanced and true.

Lesson 3:  The Front Armhole Adjustment

    • A refinement to the draft for a better fitting armhole and sleeve.

Lesson 4:  The Cup Size Adjustment

    • Adjust your block for your personal cup size.

Lesson 5:  Drafting the Sleeve

    • Use your refined bodice draft to draft a sleeve that fits the armhole.

Lesson 6:  Finalizing the Draft

    • Putting the final touches on the bodice and sleeve draft.

Lesson 7:  The Basic T Neckline

    • Design a basic T neckline and draft a neck band that hugs the neckline perfectly.

 

Step Four:  Testing the Draft

Lesson 1:  Cutting and Marking the Test Garment

    • Laying out the pattern, adding seam allowances, cutting the garment and marking it for fitting.

Lesson 2:  Constructing the Test Garment

    • Tips and techniques for constructing your test garment

Lesson 3:  Fitting the Test Garment

    • What the perfect fit looks like and how to assess your garment for fitting issues.

 

Step Five:  The Master Pattern

Lesson 1:  Creating the Master Pattern

    • Transfering your block to hard paper.

Lesson 2:  Stretch Ratio Block Adjustments

    • Adjust your master pattern to accomodate any fabric stretch ratio.

 

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.

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THE EXTRAS


VALUABLE BONUSES THAT TAKE YOU EVEN FURTHER

THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Building Stretch Knits that Fit

A private Facebook Group exclusively for you and your classmates where you'll get additional videos and resources that provide you with individual help building and fitting your blocks. Tap into the collective knowledge, experience and insights of other accomplished garment makers and the instructor in this dynamic virtual classroom.

BONUS LESSON

Oversizing Your Block

Take your perfectly fitted block even further. Create an oversize block using your perfectly fitted bodice so you can design looser fitting garments like jackets, cardigans and easy fitting tops and dresses. You'll have all the tools you need to start creating truly unique garments that fit.

 

COURSE BUNDLE SPECIAL OFFER

Bundle the Bodice and Skirt Course

When you purchase The Custom Stretch Knit Bodice course, you can get The Custom Stretch Knit Skirt Block course for just $10! 

  • Draft, refine and fit a made-to-measure stretch knit skirt block.
  • 17 video lessons and downloadable class materials.
  • Design projects that take you to the next level.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STRETCH KNIT SKIRT COURSE
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START BUILDING GARMENTS THAT FIT TODAY!

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THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE COURSE

$89

SINGLE PAYMENT IN USD

THIS OFFER INCLUDES:

  • 18 video lessons and valuable downloadable class materials that walk you through building a made-to-measure, custom fit stretch knit bodice block.
  • Access to the Private Facebook Group where you can post photos, ask questions, get help fitting and learn even more.
  • Bonus Lesson: Oversizing Your Block; just what you need to design cardigans, jackets and easy fitting tops and dresses.
  • Get lifetime access and work at your own pace.

 

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BUNDLE THE STRETCH KNIT BODICE AND SKIRT COURSE

$99

SINGLE PAYMENT IN USD

THIS OFFER INCLUDES:

  • The Custom Stretch Knit Bodice Block Course (a $89 value) including the Bonus Lesson.
  • The Custom Stretch Knit Skirt Block Course (a $79 value). The complete course for building a stretch knit skirt block that fits with design projects that take you to the next level.
  • Access to the Private Facebook Group where you can post photos, ask questions, get help fitting and learn even more.
  • Get lifetime access and work at your own pace.

YOU GET $69 OFF!

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If you have any questions or concerns about this course, please contact me.

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