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Pattern Making

  • TATTER Blue Library 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map)


This course will explore the basics of flat patternmaking - the tools, features, and best practices -for creating pattern pieces from an existing, favorite garment, for the purposes of recreating it. 

Several options for taking a ‘rub-off’ will be discussed. Once the basic shapes are traced onto paper, the outlines will be transformed  into useful,  working patterns.

No previous patternmaking or sewing experience is necessary. Please note that we will not be sewing the new garments during this class. However, basic guidance will be offered regarding construction options, so that students will leave empowered to begin creating the clothes of their dreams.

In our final session, we will investigate pattern manipulation methods. These are maneuvers on paper that enable a pattern maker to retain the same good fit but update the styling.

We suggest bringing a relatively simple, but sentimental garment from which you would like to work.

Dates: Sunday, June 2, 9 & 23, 2019
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
What To Bring: All materials are provided in this course.

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Earlier Event: June 1
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Later Event: June 8
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