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Drafting Foundation Patterns for Apparel

two people working on a piece of fabric tracing a patternDrafting Foundation Patterns for Apparel

Instructor: Giovanni Daina-Palermo

Location: Sycamore Building, 7306  Tuition: $293.00

This class will provide an opportunity for students to create foundation blocks/slopers for a front and back bodice with darts, a basic sleeve, and a skirt. The blocks will serve as a foundation for creating new garments. Students will also learn basic patternmaking techniques, such as dart manipulation, drafting princess lines and learn how to add markings and seam allowances necessary to complete the pattern. Please note that students will need to purchase additional supplies for this course.

Date Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
Aug. 20 - Nov. 5 Tuesdays 5 - 8pm $293 11865 8/13/24 Register

Supply list:
Sewing machine
L square
18” clear ruler
French Curve
Hip Curve
Drafting pencil
Red pen or pencil
Tape Measure
Bent handle Scissors (such as Wiss brand)
Tracing Wheel
Pattern weights

How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.