Patternmaking: A Remote Class in Flat Pattern Development (DRA4420.01)

Richard MacPike

This remote course will cover many of the basic practices of flat pattern development. Students will learn how to draft patterns and slopers, enlarge and alter historical patterns, and how to manipulate these patterns in order to create and complete assignments that cover a wide variety of garments. Topics covered will include bodices, sleeves, skirts, pants, collars, cuffs, pockets, facings, and linings. Students will be welcome to develop patterns entirely from scratch or alter/modify existing ones.

Due to concerns of the instructor regarding the volume of people in the normal class space (the costume shop), this course will be delivered remotely using pre-recorded video instruction and be largely asynchronous. The full class will meet synchronously via Zoom on occasion, but the majority of the synchronous class time will be used for 15 minute zoom appointments where students will sign up for a weekly check-in Q&A session. Additional remote and/or in-person check-in sessions are welcomed and can be scheduled with the instructor as needed.

All students are welcome to work in full, half, or quarter scale. The scale they choose may be dependent on the work area they have available to them. Residential students may find access to the studio space restricted more than usual and may wish to consider scale accordingly. While access to and use of a sewing machine can be helpful, it is neither necessary nor required. Students who won’t be in residence may find the ability to print files helpful. All students should plan on purchasing basic equipment and supplies including, c-thru rulers, curves, scissors, tape, and paper should shop supplies be unavailable or access to them limited.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (asynchronous)
Prerequisites:DRA2130: Sewing Fundamentals or permission of instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 3:30PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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