Patternmaking Simplified: A-Line Skirt
Intermediate | 30 min 19 sec
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If you sew but find yourself frustrated looking for cute patterns that fit well, you might want to try drafting your own patterns. It's not nearly as hard as you might think! Cal will teach you how to take proper measurements and create a pattern for a simple skirt with darts. Then take her Intermediate Sewing class to learn how to put it together. With these basics, you'll be on your way to creating a whole new wardrobe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools:
  • pad or roll of paper at least 14″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc.)
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • sharpener
  • scissors (for paper)
  • ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
  • tape measure
  • clear tape
Optional:
  • Hip curve (or other curve tool)
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Learn how to:What You Will Learn:
  • How to take accurate measurements
  • Pattern mathematics
  • Drafting a pattern
  • Adding darts and shaping
  • Cutting and labeling pattern pieces

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on creating a pattern for an A-line skirt
  • 9 HD video lessons  you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by artist Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Kristy Aeschbocker
Another great class! Great tips and information! Thank you!
November 26
Joanne Lacrete
Cal does an amazing job teaching the process in a way for you to understand.
November 12, 2022
Ali Silva
I did this class with my 15 yr old and my 11 yr old. We all really liked it.
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