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 design with fabric. The student learns dart placements and movements, style lines, and how the body shape creates a design. 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 collars and sleeves.
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 cowl effects, bias drapery, Grecian and Roman forms.
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 advanced dressmaking drapery 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, and drafted into a front bodice. In session 2 they are taken on individual fit models.
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-shape and size with age change, 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 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 learn the advanced pattern-shifting skills used in the fashion industry to grade patterns. Students take complex patterns and unusual pattern pieces and grade up to a larger size and down to a smaller size.
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 these classes you will make a pattern from a simple garment without taking the garment apart: tee shirts, sweat shirts, elastic waist pants and skirts, cardigan or ribbed trim jackets, camp shirts or shells.
Prequisite: Pattern Making I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 7 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$145.00

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 such as notched or shawl collar jackets, pleated pants, men's shirts, ladies blouses or dresses.
Prerequisite: Pattern Making I and Garment Duplication I.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students per section.
INSTRUCTOR:Terry Horlamus
COST:$150.00

GARMENT DUPLICATION III- Advanced
1 Saturday: 10:00AM-4:00PM
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:$150.00

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