New York Fashion Academy - Pattern Design

Seattle, Washington

Courses & Classes in Pattern Design

All classes meet once a week for 4 weeks unless otherwise noted.

Pattern Making

PATTERN MAKING I: Basic
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
This class lays the groundwork for understanding flat pattern techniques. A basic quarter scale pattern is used to study style, line changes, and structure. Class focuses on the bodice, sleeves, skirts, and pants. The notebook prepared by each student becomes a permanent reference.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

Pattern Making II: Intermediate
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
A continuation and review of Pattern Making I. Students work from their notebooks in order to execute the garment from a sketch. The student drafts a blouse/dress, jacket, and pants.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

PATTERN MAKING III: Advanced, Black Dress
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Drafting from either a full size sloper or the students personal sloper, students will complete the pattern developement for the basic black dress to be executed in Construction Techniques IV.
Prerequisites: Pattern Making I, II; Personal Pattern Sloper I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$250.00

PATTERN MAKING IV: Advanced, Jacket Design
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Drafting from either a full size sloper or the students personal sloper, students will complete the pattern development for the basic notch-collar jacket to be used in sewing Techniques IV.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I, II; Personal Pattern Sloper I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 10 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$250.00

Sloper

PERSONAL PATTERN SLOPER I: Basic (Five Piece Sloper)
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
The object of this course is to make a long sleeve basic pattern sloper that will fit you perfectly. This pattern sloper will serve as the basic dress pattern for any design you wish to draft. Pattern Making I is recommended as a prerequisite.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$250.00

PERSONAL DRESS SLOPER II: Advanced
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
The object of this course is to make a personal dress pattern sloper that will fit you perfectly. This pattern sloper will serve as the basic pattern for any dress design you wish to draft.
Prerequisites: Pattern Making I and Personal Pattern Sloper.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

PERSONAL JACKET SLOPER III: Advanced
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
The object of this course is to make a personal jacket pattern sloper that will fit you perfectly. This pattern sloper will serve as the basic pattern for any jacket design you wish to draft.
Prerequisites: Pattern Making I, Personal Pattern Sloper, and Dress Sloper.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

PERSONAL PANT SLOPER IV: Advanced
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
The object of this course is to make a personal pant pattern sloper that will fit you perfectly. This pattern sloper will serve as the basic pattern for any pant design you wish to draft.
Prerequisites: Pattern Making I and Personal Pattern Sloper.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$230.00

Draping

PATTERN Draping I: Basic
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
This is an introduction to the art of draping. Each student works on a dress form to learn the techniques of designing with fabric. The student learns dart placements and movements of style lines, and how to create a design around the body shape. The course also gives the student a chance to understand and solve basic fitting problems. This is a complementary class to Pattern Making I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$210.00

PATTERN DRAPING II: Intermediate
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
A continuation of Draping I, working with skirts. Students will take the pattern from the draped muslin, turn it into a flat pattern, and then cut and sew it in fashion fabric.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$210.00

PATTERN DRAPING III: Advanced
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
A continuation of Draping II, working with collars and sleeves.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$210.00

PATTERN DRAPING IV: Experimental Draping
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 Day
A demonstration and practicum of couture-level draping techniques.
Prerequisites: Permission of Director.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$140.00

PATTERN DRAPING V: Advanced, Ballgown
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Students will design, drape, and make a pattern for an original formal ballgown.
Prerequisites: Permission of Director.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 3 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$300.00

Measurements

MEASUREMENTS
2 Saturdays: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 2 days (Consecutive Saturdays)
Students learn to take a series of 28 measurements of the body as an aid to the drafting and fitting of garments. In session 1, these measurements are taken on the dress form. An explanation of how these measurements can be used to draft a front bodice will also be covered. In session 2, measurements are taken on individuals in class.
Prerequisite: Permission of Director.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:NYFA FACULTY
COST:$180.00

Drafting

PATTERN DRAFTING I: Wovens
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Students draft a bodice front and back, skirt front and back, and a basic sleeve.
Prerequisites: Pattern MakingI, II; Measurements.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Robert Whaley, Ph.D.
COST:$200.00

PATTERN DRAFTING II: Knits
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-2:00PM
Duration: 1 day
Students master the drafting techniques associated with knit garments.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I, II.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$145.00

Pattern Grading

PATTERN GRADING I- Basic
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 day
Students learn the changes in body sizes, and how this relates to grading. Students learn to grade a basic pattern by the slash and spread/overlap method.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Malia Peoples
COST:$150.00

PATTERN GRADING II- Intermediate
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 day
Students learn the pattern-shifting skills used in the fashion industry to grade patterns. Students take a basic pattern and grade it up to a size larger and down to a size smaller. This is also useful in making pattern adjustments.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Malia Peoples
COST:$155.00

PATTERN GRADING III- Advanced, Black Dress
Section 1: 10:00-12:30PM
Section 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Students take their own black dress pattern pieces, transfer them to tag board, and use the pattern-shifting method to grade a set of production patterns. Students take pattern pieces and grade up to a larger size, and down to a smaller size, thus creating a set of small, medium, and large patterns of their original black dress design.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 6 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus/Malia Peoples
COST:$250.00

Garment Duplication

GARMENT DUPLICATION I- Basic
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 day
Do you have a favorite garment you would like to be able to reproduce? In this class you will make a pattern from a simple garment without taking the garment apart. Students bring their own tee shirts, sweat shirts, elastic waist pants and skirts to class.
Prequisite: Pattern Making I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$175.00

GARMENT DUPLICATION II- Intermediate
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 day
This class is a continuation of Garment Duplication I. Students duplicate more difficult garments. Students may bring their own blouse or button-up shirt, a pair of jeans, or dress.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I and Garment Duplication I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

GARMENT DUPLICATION III- Advanced
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Duration: 1 day
This class is a continuation of Garment Duplication II. Students duplicate advanced designs.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I and Garment Duplication I and II.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$200.00

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