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Pattern Making for Fashion Design – PART 2 (Yokes, Stripes,)

Draping, Pattern Making, Design Elements come together as Techniques to create new designs, such as Yokes, Stripes, etc.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 38m
Language: English
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In this Course you will learn about Yokes and how use them to create new ideas and designs, especially when using Stripes.  You will see how stripes and grainlines effect the design element and thus effecting the style of your design. You will learn how to create a Yoke using both techniques: Draping and Pattern Making.  You will how to turn a Dart into Shirring and thus eliminating the dart.  You will see that by eliminating the darts in the bodice, you can create a “Princess Seam” and thus design a new style which can be explored further by the choice of fabric selection.  We review pattern making techniques to change the shape of your designs. 
•You’ll learn how to use “Slash-and-Spread” techniques, and add fullness.
•You’ll be using the 1-Dart and the 2-Dart Bodice.
•Using Yokes on Skirts.
•You’ll learn Dart Manipulation: how to take a Dart and turning it into shirring/gathers. 
•You’ll learn that by adding Seams you can develop new ideas/designs.
•Using Princess Seams as a way to create new ideas.
•Elements of Design — what are they and how to use them in the fashion design process.
•You’ll learn Notches — how to use “control notches”.
•Passion vs Purpose.
Learning Pattern Making can be challenging but you will see that with my video/classes the work will be easily absorbed, integrated, and also inspiring; learning pattern making and learning how a garment/design, is put together, how all the pieces come together in a perfect way, is empowering thus building confidence and courage to motivate you to make your own designs.
Creating Yokes to develop new designs is a fun and creative way to achieve new looks, new ideas, new designs.  Experimenting with grainlines also is a way to come up with new ideas. When using stripes, designs get very “interesting” because the grainlines will generate some very unique and new ideas.
Learning how to pin muslin unto a dress form is also important in order to end up with a correct pattern. Using muslin to drape is an art that can be used in very original ways to expand your creative reach. Having a Dress Form is very useful and I invite you to purchase one: when it comes to fitting a garment, putting it on a dress form will tell you quickly if you’re executing it correctly or not.
Learning how to modify and “change” a pattern by adding fullness for example is very important and therefore learning the use of the Slash-and Spread technique is so important, giving you the ability to be crating and innovative.
You will be working with a 1-Dart and a 2-Dart sloper/pattern.  Learn how to work with, and manipulate, darts is essential in Pattern Making. And how to eliminate a dart by turning it into shirring/gathers.
You will learn how Princess Seams are developed and how that technique can be applied to a garment in order to create new and original designs. There are variations of a Princess Seam, (also known as princess line), and you as a fashion designer get to pick your favorite option to create your unique design.
You will learn how Notches become essential when instructing your seamstress how you want a garment sewn; communicating effectively with your seamstress/pattern-maker is fundamental in the execution of a garment.  Notches can define a seam allowance or the can instruct a seamstress/factory how you want a specific clothing item to be assembled, kind of like an instruction manual.
Pattern Making is your vehicle, your tool, to execute your ideas and bring them to life.  Learning pattern making is an ongoing learning process and you’re always learning new techniques, new skills, which will make you a better designer.  Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, there is alway something new to learn: this Course will be part of your repertoire as a fashion designer. And you’re at the early stages of your learning curve, this Course will empower you, and inspire you, to become an excellent designer.
Along with Pattern Making comes Elements of Design: super important when analyzing a design to determine if a design is “good” or “bad” and how to judge your objective in the intended design.
In Fashion Design, knowing what your driving force is, is fundamental in building a solid foundation for a successful Brand. At the end of the Course, I cover Purpose and Vision — two elements that when combined become fuel for your creativity and drive and success.
This course is about learning how to be a great fashion designer; whether you are a beginner student or a professional fashion designer, learning skills and techniques in designing is an ongoing process: there’s always something new to learn, even if you know basic fashion design techniques, building on top of that is essential to expand your knowledge of the industry at large.
Nowadays learning fashion designing online is such an amazing opportunity: you can study and learn fashion in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, having full lifetime access – wow…that’s amazing.  Save on the cost of hight tuition, instead learn by watching these high quality videos, which you can rewind and watch over and over again, on your own schedule.
Learning fashion sketching, fashion draping and pattern making (aka Pattern Drafting) or you want to explore The Business of Fashion, and learn the business side of fashion, or learning how to put a Fashion Collection together and learning the use of Fabrics and the Textile Industry, these Courses are an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge, elevate you fashion skills, and add to your existing body of work.
Whether making clothes is a hobby of yours or a financial income generator, these courses empower you to build your confidence and make you a better designer.
Regardless whether you are putting together your first fashion design portfolio, or build your fashion website, or learn how to market your fashion line, these courses give you the ability to accomplish all that especially because you will be saving on expensive tuition costs.

You will learn

✓ The use of Pattern Making and Draping combined as techniques to create a Fashion Design.
✓ Introducing and working with a Yoke.
✓ You will learn how to: Turn a Dart into Shirring/Gathers.
✓ You will learn: Using the “Slash-and-Spread” technique to add fullness to a design.
✓ The use of seams to separate panels and create a new design.
✓ Learning the use of Notches, Grainlines, Labeling.


• Some basic understanding of Pattern Making and Draping.

This course is for

• Students interested in expanding and growing their knowledge of Fashion Design.
Fashion Design Master Instructor – Expert Consultant/Coach
My passion is to inspire and empower you to live your best version.  Using fashion as a vehicle to educate, inspire and transform your life — ultimately, strive for excellence.
~~ A fashion industry expert —  from concept to completion: from Vision Boards to Pattern Drafting, to Tech Packs, to Social Media. 
~~ As a former Instructor and Curriculum Development Coordinator of the Fashion Design program at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, LA) all my fashion design skills and experience are put into practice and into my Courses. 
~~ As a Consultant for SAMSUNG C&T America, I have the opportunity to introduce new Brands to Samsung’s infinite available resources to elevate Brands to global visibility.
~~ Born and raised in ROME (Italy), speaking Italian was an asset while working at RALPH LAUREN, when responsibilities included supervising samples manufactured in Italy.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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