Patternmaking: Introduction

Patternmaking is an essential aspect of the complete fashion design process. Learn the techniques of patternmaking to create patterns that will then be used to cut fabric and ultimately be sewn into garments. Develop the skills necessary for drafting flat patterns/slopers through standard or individual measurements. Using graph drafting paper, you will learn to draft a bodice, sleeve, pant and skirt. You will learn the comparisons and grading information between the commercial retail pattern vs. the fitted flat pattern. Practice taking proper body measurements and applying to alterations/grading for fitted patterns. You will construct muslin fitted and sewn samples utilizing dress forms and sewing/serger machines. Projects include drafted and muslin patterns: 1. Bodice 2. Sleeve (drafted or graded commercial use) 3. Pant 4. Skirt.

Prerequisite: Must have previous sewing/machine skills.

This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit for more information. Otherwise, email us at to see if you qualify for a discount.

Dates:October 7-29, 2023
 Sa and Su from 9:00 AM to 2:25 PM, 8 sessions
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 401
Instructor:Instructor Information
Fee: $539.00
Materials:Sewing machine and basic supplies will be provided for in class use. Additional required materials will be discussed on first day of class.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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