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Basics of pattern-making

Basic Block

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Pattern-making basics tutorials_Basic block

Basic block is a set of  foundation patterns to fit  a body.
Basic block is used by designer as a basis for  making patterns for certain design -  dress, blouse, coat, jacket, skirt, trousers, etc.
Basic block is drafted  based on  body measurement  (standard or personal). There is no seam allowance included in the block. They are added once the patterns  for certain garment or garment prototype are constructed

In our course the basic blocks are drafted based on the French method (ESMOD) as Elena finds it simple, easily understood, effective and in good correlation with draping techniques.

Basic blocks (slopers) can also be achieved through draping techniques. Learn our “Fashion draping, basics” course as alternative to 2D pattern-making  to become proficient in creating clothing patterns.

 

Tools and materials for drafting basic blocks
 

1. Dressmaker pattern paper:

Options:

•    Square pattern paper

•    Dotted pattern paper

•    Dot and cross pattern paper

•    Plain white or brown pattern paper (square ruler then will be necessary)

2. Rulers

•    Straight ruler

•    French curve ruler

•    Square ruler (optional)

3. HB pencil

4. Eraser

5. Measuring tape

 

Tutorials are made by Elena Ryleeva

Drafting basic bodice block_pattern-making basics tutorials

In this course you learn how to develop flat basic bodice(torso) patterns. The course consists of seven video lessons, including “How to take body measurements”, detailed explanation of drafting process (5 videos) and a recap video summarizing the basic bodice drafting.

You will get 3 months access to watch video-lessons. The link will be provided as soon as we get PayPal payment notification. The fee is not refundable.

You may use standard body measurements for the block development (recommended for the beginner), your own body measurements or the dress-form measurements. The standard measurement chart (FRANCE) is provided.

Price: 53 $USD

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Drafting basic set-in sleeve | Pattern-making basics tutorials

You will learn how to draft the classic basic set-in sleeve with elbow dart. The advantages that you have in our course is that you may build the sleeve either based on the basic bodice block drafted beforehand or just for your bodice patterns achieved by draping. Basically you will just need an armhole shape transferred onto a paper. The method is easily understood, very effective and provides excellent shape of the sleeve head and effortless sleeve insertion into an armhole.

You will get 3 months access to watch video-lessons. The link will be provided as soon as we get PayPal payment notification. The fee is not refundable.

Price: 44 $USD

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Two-pieces sleeve drafting | Pattern-making basics tutorials

You will learn how to draft the tailored two-pieces sleeve that is mostly applied for jackets and coats. Tailored sleeve is a long sleeve in two sections. In order to draft the sleeve you will just need an armhole shape transferred onto a paper, so you may achieve the armhole  either by draping the bodice or drafting the bodice. The method is easily understood, very effective and provides excellent shape of the sleeve head and effortless sleeve insertion into an armhole.
You will get 3 months access to watch video-lessons. The link will be provided as soon as we get PayPal payment notification. The fee is not refundable.

Price: 44 $USD

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Creative pattern-making

“FABRICSCAPE” Sleeves

The series of innovative sleeves were created and developed by EWST fashionlab founder Elena Ryleeva as upshot of a bigger project named “FABRICSCAPE”.  All sleeves have big voluminous exaggerated shape.

 

Sleeves application: gowns, wedding dress, red-carpet dress, avant-garde clothing.

Skills level advanced

 

  • Each sleeve is developed from a basic set-in sleeve.
     

  • Basic set-in sleeve must be drafted using EWST fashionlab practice which is originated from French (ESMOD) method. So, for the start you should draft basic sleeve following the instructions (PDF file “EWST set-in sleeve”) Additionally you can watch video-lesson "Drafting basic set-in sleeve".
     

  • Once you achieve the basic sleeve pattern you will employ it for further manipulation while using instructions for a certain sleeve (PDF file). Elena’s constructions are based on S size sleeve pattern, however the given measurements can be applied for bigger sizes too. Besides pattern making instructions, the file contains fabric advice and manufacturing/assemblage guidance.
     

  • We also offer half-scale basic sleeve pattern, S size, so you may use this pattern for practicing and constructing the sleeve in half scale first, it helps to grasp the construction concept quicker. Note, you should decrease the given measurements in half for half-scale constructions.


Requirements: pattern-making/advanced level, sewing/advanced.
Tools, materials: pattern paper, scissors, rulers - straight and French ruler, pencil, notcher, measure tape, scotch tape.
The measurements are given in centimeters, additionally the file contains conversions table for converting the numbers to inches.
 

For each purchased sleeve you will receive 3 PDF files + access to one video-lesson "Drafting basic set-in sleeve"

The PDF files will be emailed to you within 24 maximum 48 hours of purchase. Course fee is not refundable

Wave sleeve_Creative pattern-making tutorials by Elena Ryleeva

Wave sleeve

Price: 53 $USD

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Curl sleeve_Creative pattern-making tutorials by Elena Ryleeva

Curl sleeve

Price: 53 $USD

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Dragon sleeve_Creative pattern-making tutorials by Elena Ryleeva

Dragon sleeve

Price: 53 $USD

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Bloom sleeve_Creative pattern-making tutorials by Elena Ryleeva

Bloom sleeve

Two versions +Broken ball sleeve

Price: 62 $USD

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Short courses

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Ribbed balloon skirt_Creative pattern-making by Elena Ryleeva

You will learn how to create ribbed balloon skirts.The short course consists of two video lessons and introduces two skirts:10-rib skirt and 20-rib skirt which has more voluminous shape.Besides getting the knowledge of how to draft the patterns for the skirt you will have advice on fabric/materials and instructions on skirt manufacturing, including the sewing order.

The access to video lessons is available for three months and will be provided as soon as we get PayPal payment notification. The fee is not refundable.

Tools&materials required for the course: basic skirt block, tailor rulers, measure tape, pins, pencil, pattern paper. Dress-form is advisable.

Skills level: advanced

You will get 3 months access to watch video-lessons. The link will be provided as soon as we get PayPal payment notification. The fee is not refundable.

Price: 53 $USD

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