Welcome to this new Pattern making class. In today’s class, I am going to teach you to understand the different marks that we can find in a pattern so that you can begin to familiarize yourself with the symbols and terminology.
I know you want to start making those patterns you have always dreamed of as soon as possible but we are going to start at the beginning to make sure that when you finish this course you do not have a pattern that stops you.
As you will see in this class, I am going to show you how we mark the patterns in the fashion industry, the different details and the annotations that we need for when we go to production (to sew them).
The way that I am going to teach you today is what is considered the correct way in the fashion world, but due to time issues, there are pattern makers or brands who decide to abbreviate them or make their own.
Imagine if this is the case, that there are companies where I have worked that if the pattern is cut 1 pair (2 times), nothing is written to save time. The problem that I found with this is that it is easier to make mistakes.
When I was filming this class, I loved the idea of using some fabric so you could see the different types of pleats and gathers. Let me know if you like it as well.
Whilst I will show you the way I mark patterns, please bear in mind that if you go to work for a company as a pattern maker, you should look and adapt to the way of making patterns in that company so that everyone is the same and there is no confusion.
That is all for today’s class. Although I think these classes are very interesting, I know they can give a bit of a headache because there is so much theory at once.
I assure you that they are worth it and once the initial theory is over, the courses will be much more practical.
Remember that if you have any questions about this class, you can send me an email through the support form of your personal account.