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Pattern Making I 1F19

Learn basic pattern making, starting with how to measure the human form. Build a custom-fit basic sloper, the basis of all patterns, following the figure’s natural lines and dimensions. Learn to alter your sloper to create unique patterns and explore basic techniques for grading (adjusting for size).

This class requires patience with math; you will start to develop some technical skills. This class will move you from novice to “in the know.”

Please be aware you will go home from this class with a pattern and new skills, but not a finished piece of clothing. To complete your garment, proceed to Pattern Making II. Limit 6 students

Please note: This is a somewhat technical class. You will make a generic sloper, then adapt it for your own body. But you will not complete a personal item of clothing in this particular class.



Theona White

Theona White

Theona White is a costume designer and technician.

She has worked full time on the North Shore Music Theater stitcher/wardrobe team, altering and maintaining theatrical costumes for musical productions such as 42nd Street, Mamma Mia and Hairspray. She also provided wig maintenance for the North Shore Music Theater productions of Jekyll and Hyde and Hairspray. Other positions include Assistant Milliner at Salmagundi Hat Shop and  freelance Costume Designer/Technician throughout the Boston area. Credits for Costume Design include Madagascar Jr. (Greater Boston Stage Company), Memorial (Boston Playwrights’ Theater) and Good (New Repertory Theater).

She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design from Boston University.

Sewing, Fiber Arts, Costume Design, Clothing Design
Materials & Tools:
  • Standard Scissors (NOT Gingham or other fabric scissors)
  • Awl
  • Scotch tape
  • 4H Pencils (2 to 3)
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Dressmaker’s pencil (Blue)
  • L Square Ruler (24”)
  • Curved Ruler (Minimum 12”)
  • Dressmakers/Quilter's Ruler (18”)
  • Notcher or Single Hole Punch
  • Recommended: Straightedge ruler measure 36”