WITH ALEXANDRA MORGAN
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, fitting 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 had given up on attending workshops for two reasons: the pace was often too fast and there were too many participants. This workshop had none of those issues and I will keep and eye out for other workshops by Alexandra. As we progressed [through the workshop], I learned crotch adjustments that were never covered in other pattern fitting classes and felt that there were other areas of accomplishment along the way."
"This workshop produced the most successful fitting pant blocks of any class I have taken. It was very hands on with clear instructions and illustrations. The class size is small with lots of personal attention."
What is the focus of this workshop?
The focus of this workshop is to build, refine and fit a pant block for woven fabrics drafted to your personal body measurements. You'll learn professional drafting, pattern making and fitting techniques that will improve your understanding of how patterns work and why most commercial sewing patterns don't fit.
What is a Pant Block?
A pant block is a pattern drafted to specific body measurements and made to fit a specific shape. It is the most basic form of all pants and can be used to create new and more elaborate styles through the process of pattern manipulation.
Do I need previous pattern making experience?
No. However, this is an advanced beginner workshop, which means you are expected to be an intermediate garment sewer who is comfortable doing a lot of basic math, using a measuring tape, ruler and drafting pencil and have the ability to work neatly and precisely. If you are brand new to sewing, this workshop will feel too advanced for you so get a few well executed garments under your belt before you take this workshop.
What is the class size?
The class will consist of 8 participants. This will ensure that everyone gets some individual attention, there is ample space to work and we cover the content in the allotted time.
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