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Altering and Hacking Patterns, Part 1

This will take you from measuring your body to adding in wearing ease, checking commercial patterns for fit and adjusting the patterns. Part 1 Measuring the Body, Measurement Chart and Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types. This class is for both men and women. Measurements are key to getting a custom fit. Whether you are a newbie to sewing or an experience quilter or seamstress, a good fit in a garment is a must.

Each part will be offered separately and must be completed in order to benefit from the class. The textbook we will be referring to and you will need are Jan Minott's Total Pattern Fit and Skirts and Pants. $37 for both in a digital version, additional cost for flash drive versions. Click Here

The Difference between Woven, Stretch Woven and Knit fabrics may be read about on the Sewing and Design School blog, click here.
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Beginner through advanced will benefit from this class.
Please disregard the date of the class. You may start at any time and go at your own pace. The date will change every month to keep this class available each month.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d?cor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017, #sewapril2018. and #sewapril2019 and 2020's host of the International #MadewithWoolContest. She is Washington state's Central West District Director for the Make it with Wool Contest 2018 to present. She may be contacted at

Altering and Hacking Patterns, Part 1

$ 15.00
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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Tue, May 28, 2024 at 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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