Pattern Making Instruction & Courses
Do you have a desire to learn how to make patterns for yourself, better patterns for your products, and/or want to learn how the pattern making process even works? APM owner, Traci Anderson offers pattern making courses and workshops for individuals and groups. Sharing her knowledge of the patternmaking process and insights to enhance your patterning process.
Onsite courses are offered through Portland Community College, Climb center during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. For more information on current and upcoming courses visit www.pcc.edu or pick up a PCC Community Education Course Schedule for details. **For a direct link to course listings, click on the “Student Course” link here. It will redirect you to a list of current and upcoming courses available through PCC. From there click on Term tab, and enter “Apparel” in the keyword search link and you will see a list of courses being offered for that term.
CLASS ROOM COURSES:
Pattern Making I (Beginning) – TBA.
Through demonstrations and professional guidance, you’ll learn patternmaking fundamentals in terminology, foundations, and basic manipulations which change the dimensions of your basic blocks (slopers). Basic blocks are handed out in class and used throughout the class to help you gain insight and practice various techniques. A half-scale final design will be presented at the end of the term. No sewing experience required. Supply list posted on MyPCC.
Currently registered Patternmaking for Fashion Design I students click here for course information and supply list.
Pattern Making II (Intermediate) – TBA
Students will continue to build on techniques learned in Patternmaking for Fashion Design I while also developing a set of full scale standard blocks. Emphasis will be placed on using industrial standard principles in patterning and writing of coordinating specifications. Final project will consist of students designing, patterning, and constructing an original garment of their own. Patternmaking I and sewing experience required. Supply list on MyPCC.
Currently registered Patternmaking for Fashion Design II students click here for course information and supply list.
Pattern Making III (Advanced) – April 3-May 22 from 6:00pm-8:50pm
Students will build on their skills obtained in Patternmaking for Fashion Design II where they will develop additional slopers and patterns for specific product types. Students will have the opportunity to design, pattern, and construct a woven and/or knit product while also learning to refine the patternmaking/development process. Patternmaking II and sewing experience required. Supply list on MyPCC.
ONLINE “VIRTUAL” COURSES:
Fundamentals of Pattern Drafting – This online course covers the first two classroom sessions taught at PCC for Pattern Making 1.
Learn the fundamentals of patternmaking at your own pace and comfort of home, work, or travel. This is the perfect class for those who are just starting out or those who would like to refine their knowledge and skill set. Course includes tutorials, handouts, assignments, demonstrations, and even an option to have Q&A chat sessions with instructor. Where you will learn the basic techniques and terminology to adjust your quarter sized sloper (template) for creating different effects/styles within your design.
- Course Fee: $39.00 or $69.00 *Choose which course works best for your patterning needs.
- Textbook: Patternmaking for Fashion. By Helen Joseph-Armstrong, 5th Ed. *Reference only, not required for course.
- Course can be signed up through “Virtual Courses” link here or below.
WORKSHOPS & LESSONS:
Contact APM to have Traci Anderson instruct your next class at a location of choice and/or your company. Classes consist of whole or half days consisting of a morning and afternoon sessions or a morning or afternoon session only. Whole day would consist of six hours and half day would be three hours. Class topics and times can be customized to your various needs, and interest. Time frames can be adjust if needed, contact APM for more information.
One-on-One Lessons: *One-on-one instruction and assistance in developing of pattern skills, products, or working though a pattern course listed above.
Small to Large Group Workshop (min. 3 to 4 persons): *Group instruction, feedback, and assistance in developing patterning skills and various products
Social Media/Virtual Group Workshop: Join the “Patternmaking Mentoring for DIY’s” Facebook Group. For more information on group click here.
COURSE FEES & PAYMENTS: