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Pattern Grading for the Home Sewist with Jennifer Stern
Join Jennifer to learn an easy method for sizing a clothing pattern to fit you. We'll start the class with a discussion about pattern sizing and grading as it relates to fitting a pattern. Then we'll work together step-by-step to grade a basic pattern up a size and down a size. We'll discuss how you can use this easy method to size and fit patterns to your unique shape. You'll leave class with step-by-step instructions and a set of grading rules to use to grade your patterns at home along with samples of graded patterns that you worked on in class.
How to Adjust a Non-Stretch Pattern for Stretch Fabric with Jennifer Stern
If you have a pattern in your stash that you want to make out of knit, but it was designed for non-stretch fabric, this is the class for you. I've made a set of samples to show you how a top and pant pattern fits in non-stretch fabric. Then I used adjusted pattern pieces to make them out of knit or stretch fabric. The key to adjusting the pattern correctly is to determine how much wearable stretch your fabric has. Just because a fabric can stretch 30% doesn't mean you want it to. I'll show you the difference between maximum stretch and wearable stretch. Then learn how to adjust your pattern pieces for a perfect fit. Discover what kinds of non-stretch patterns are easier to adjust for stretch fabric. I'll also talk about how to use your adjusted pattern pieces to create new styles.