Introduction to

Pattern Drafting

Introduction to Pattern Drafting

Still thinking about designing your dream wardrobe? Our Introduction to Pattern Drafting will get you acquainted with all the different tools, process, and analysis used in flat pattern drafting. Learn the method for taking body measurements before getting started on drafting your very own bodice and skirt blocks.

Topics of discussion

No experience in pattern drafting is required but you should already:

  • have worked with a variety of commercial patterns
  • have the ability to sew different seam allowances
  • have made a range of sewn garments
  • understanding and have worked with darts

Topics of discussion:

  • basic blocks
  • flat pattern vs. draping
  • pattern drafting tools
  • working patterns
  • creating a muslin
  • how to adjust fit and make changes to the patterns


  • Pattern Master

Skill Level: 4

Cost: $325 +GST

  • Max. 8 students
  • Class Length: 4 x 3 hour sessions or weekend session 
  • Prerequisite: We strongly recommend prior experience working with a variety of sewing patterns before taking this workshop. You will have the most success if you have a good understanding of general garment construction.
  • *Instruction is for women’s block. Fit issues vary from person to person, be prepared to make multiple adjustments for the perfect fit.

Supply List

  • 3 – 4 metres pattern drafting paper (alternatively kraft paper, large format tracing paper, or medical paper)
  • 2 metres of calico fabric (will discuss in first class)
  • Thread (used in the third and fourth class)
  • Pencil & Eraser

Registered students take 10% off most products in our shop!