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.I Want to Learn How!
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.You Had Me at "Cup Size"
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.This Sounds Awesome!
"I have been trying to learn pattern making techniques from various sources. This is the first I have come across specifically dedicated to drafting a knit garment from scratch with body measurements."
"I have enjoyed this class tons! There is so much information shown and given; so much better than any other class I've taken."
"The instructors manner and the thoroughness the subject is covered, sets this course apart. The Facebook videos I've not seen in other online classes and they are very helpful."
A Detailed Step-by-Step Process for Building a Custom Size Stretch Knit Bodice Block
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.
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.
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.
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!
FIVE STEPS TO BUILDING STRETCH KNITS 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.
Here's What You'll Find in Each Lesson...
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
Lesson 1: Taking Body Measurements
Lesson 2: Determining Stretch Ratio
Lesson 3: Drafting Prep
Lesson 1: Drafting the Stretch Knit Bodice Block
Lesson 2: Checking Truing and Balancing the Draft
Lesson 3: The Front Armhole Adjustment
Lesson 4: The Cup Size Adjustment
Lesson 5: Drafting the Sleeve
Lesson 6: Finalizing the Draft
Lesson 7: The Basic T Neckline
Lesson 1: Cutting and Marking the Test Garment
Lesson 2: Constructing the Test Garment
Lesson 3: Fitting the Test Garment
Lesson 1: Creating the Master Pattern
Lesson 2: Stretch Ratio Block Adjustments
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.
"I feel as though you, the instructor is easily approachable and available for questions. You seem to be highly invested in your pupils success."
"You take the time to explain things well and show how to correct different situations. You have responded to my emails/ posting promptly which is a huge bonus. I have taken classes from Craftsy and have had to wait weeks for a response."
"You have a gift for teaching and for pacing yourself."
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.
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.
When you purchase The Custom Stretch Knit Bodice course, you can get The Custom Stretch Knit Skirt Block course for just $10!
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