TAKE CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL


DRAFT A MADE TO MEASURE STRETCH KNIT BODICE AND SKIRT BLOCK

GET THE RIGHT FIT • MAKE BETTER GARMENTS • EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

TEACH ME HOW

THE STRETCH KNIT BODICE AND SKIRT BLOCK

AN ONLINE COURSE TEACHING YOU THE FOUNDATIONS OF STRETCH KNIT PATTERN MAKING BUILD A BLOCK • REFINE THE FIT • DESIGN YOUR STYLE

 

TAKE YOUR CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL

GET STARTED TODAY!

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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.

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.

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.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET INSIDE

A Detailed Guide to Building a Custom Size Stretch Knit Bodice and Skirt Block

Step-by Step Instruction

Video lessons that walk you through every step you'll need to take to draft, refine, and fit a stretch knit bodice and skirt sloper 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 Class 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 the instructions, worksheets and guides for drafting, sewing and fitting 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 blocks and fit them to perfection so you can start designing your own truly unique garments that fit!

TWO COMPLETE COURSES

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE BLOCK


Step One: Getting Started
Get a virtual tour of the online course platform so you can navigate around and find what you need and get an introduction to all the tools and supplies you'll need to complete the course.

Step Two:  Before You Draft
Take the key measurements you'll need for the draft and learn how to measure accurately. Determine the stretch ratio of your fabric and learn about it's stretch recovery and direction of greatest stretch. Be guided through making all the calculations you'll need to start drafting.

Step Three:  The Draft
Get step-by-step instruction on drafting the block with tips and techniques to achieve a professional quality draft. Get detailed instruction on how to ensure your draft is perfectly balanced and true. Refine your draft for a better fitting armhole and sleeve. Adjust your block for your personal cup size. Use your refined bodice draft to draft a sleeve that fits the armhole. Putting the final touches on the bodice and sleeve draft. Design a basic T neckline and draft a neck band that hugs the neckline perfectly.

Step Four:  Testing the Draft
Learn how to lay out the pattern, add seam allowances, cut the garment and mark it for fitting.
Get tips and techniques for constructing your test garment.
See what the perfect fit looks like and how to assess your garment for personal fitting issues.

Step Five:  The Master Pattern
Learn how to transfer your block to hard paper and adjust your master pattern to accommodate any fabric stretch ratio.

BONUS LESSON

OVERSIZING THE 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.

 

"I love how clearly everything is broken down and that there is help with questions and fitting in the facebook group. Alexandra is truly an amazing teacher and has a knack for explaining things."


"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. You take the time to explain things well and show how to correct different situations."


THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT SKIRT BLOCK


Step One: Getting Started
Get a virtual tour of the online course platform so you can navigate around and find what you need and get an introduction to all the tools and supplies you'll need to complete the course.

Step Two:  Before You Draft
Take the key measurements you'll need for the draft and learn how to measure accurately. Determine the stretch ratio of your fabric and learn about it's stretch recovery and direction of greatest stretch. Be guided through making all the calculations you'll need to start drafting.

Step Three:  The Draft
Get step-by-step instruction on drafting the block with tips and techniques to achieve a professional quality draft. Get detailed instruction on how to ensure your draft is perfectly balanced and true. Refine your draft to personalize the waistline position so your skirt hangs perfectly.

Step Four:  Testing the Draft
Learn how to lay out the pattern, add seam allowances, cut the garment and mark it for fitting. Get tips and techniques for constructing your test garment. See what the perfect fit looks like and how to assess your garment for personal fitting issues. Get a detailed video lesson and comprehensive booklet on how to adjust your pattern to accommodate your personal fitting issues.

Step Five:  The Master Pattern
Learn how to transfer your block to hard paper and adjust your master pattern to accommodate any fabric stretch ratio. Learn how to use your block to create the pattern for your perfect pencil skirt.

BONUS LESSONS

TWO MORE DESIGN PROJECTS

Take your perfectly fitted block even further. Create the patterns for two skirt styles using your personal stretch knit skirt block. You'll get step by step instructions and learn the pattern making techniques for creating gathered, draped and flared silhouettes.

TAKE YOUR CREATIVITY TO A NEW LEVEL

START BUILDING STRETCH KNIT GARMENTS THAT FIT TODAY!

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.

"I love how clearly everything is broken down and that there is help with questions and fitting in the facebook group. Alexandra is truly an amazing teacher and has a knack for explaining things."


"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. You take the time to explain things well and show how to correct different situations."


CHOOSE YOUR OFFER

START BUILDING STETCH KNIT GARMENTS THAT FIT TODAY!

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT SKIRT COURSE

$79

SINGLE PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS

THIS OFFER INCLUDES:

  • 17 video lessons and valuable downloadable class materials that walk you through building a made-to-measure, custom fit stretch knit skirt block
  • 2 Bonus Lessons that teach you how to use your block to create new silhouettes and design details. 
  • 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.

 

ENROLL NOW

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE COURSE

$89

SINGLE PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS

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.

 

ENROLL NOW

THE CUSTOM STRETCH KNIT BODICE AND SKIRT BLOCK

$99

SINGLE PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS

THIS OFFER INCLUDES:

  • 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.
  • The Custom Stretch Knit Bodice Block Course (a $89 value) including the Bonus Lesson.
  • 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.

ENROLL NOW

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