Welcome to your first creative pattern making class! In today’s class we are going to start with the knot.
As you know, the creative pattern classes are for people with a higher level of pattern making. I recommend that you start with the industrial pattern classes before starting these classes if you do not have much experience.
Some creative pattern making classes will be focused on a specific technique (such as this class) and in others, I will teach you from start to finish a garment that I think is interesting to learn.
In this class, I will teach you how to do the knot in a skirt. Remember that we can reach the same result by doing/using different techniques.
Today I am going to teach you a pattern making technique that would not be my first option to do a knot in a skirt but that will be very useful to start thinking differently when you are making patterns.
In the next classes we will see different ways to do a knot.
As always, I’m going to give you the measurements to perform this transformation but feel free to change the measurements and try new things. Maybe lengthen the knot a bit more?
What do you think of this technique to do knots? Very easy, right? If you want to sew this garment for yourself, the back is very easy to do:
Just use the back block pattern of the skirt, add some facing and seam allowances, and you’re done.
That’s all for today’s class, as you know if you have any questions, you can send me an email through your user account.
As you already know, the best way to learn is to do it yourself. So for this class I suggest that you make the pattern that I have taught you today on paper and play with the folds and knots that we have made.
If you want to see a more realistic result, you can always make a toile with calico.
Please send me at least two pictures of your final result.