SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Class Reviews > Make a Skirt Muslin

A PatternReview.com Class
1 more reviews
Viewed 5464 times
Posted by: mistygirl902
photo

 
 
About mistygirl902
NY USA
Member since: 1/29/07
Reviews: 4 (classes: 1)
Skill level:Intermediate
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 9/13/08 6:21 PM
Rating: starstarstar
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
Web site/URL: Make a Skirt Muslin
The name of this class doesn't do it justice. The ultimate goal of the class is to create a master skirt pattern that can be used to alter any skirt pattern for a custom fit. This goal is reached by first creating a well fitting muslin of a commercial straight skirt pattern. In the process of creating this muslin the basic principles of pattern drafting and altering are introduced and implemented by the students.

There are 12 lessons: Lesson 1, Fit vs ease; Lesson 2, Taking Measurements--two different worksheets are provided; Lesson 3, Calculations; Lesson 4, Alter Pattern/construct muslin; Lesson 5, Read the wrinkles; Lesson 6, Correct your muslin; Lesson 7, Make your master pattern using your muslin, Lesson 8,Customize your sloper Lesson 9. Prefit using your master pattern; Lesson 10, Prefit a countoured waistband and determining most flattering skirt lengths; Lesson 11, Making decisions and moving darts; Lesson 12, Dart rotation and multiple seams.

Shannon Gifford, the instructor, offers each student fantastic support and instruction on the class message board. Students ask questions and post photos of their muslins, which Shannon analyzes and gives detailed help for improving fit, etc. I learned not only from the help she gave me, but also her suggestions to other students on their particular fitting issues.

The class also includes the online chat sessions, which were fun and very helpful.

I've used the sloper (master pattern) I developed in this class to alter an 8 gore skirt I made last summer that didn't fit very well, and also adjust Kwik Sew 3098(reviewed in pattern reviews) to fit me perfectly. I have also taken the lessons I learned in this class and applied them to create a pants master pattern from McCall's 5239. (Palmer Pletsch Perfect fit Pants).

I highly recommend this class! I plan on taking as many of Shannon's classes as possible.


<< Previous    Next >>

Add Sewing Class Review    Read All Sewing Class Reviews


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
vasallese said... (9/14/08 6:48 PM) Reply
Thanks for this review. I have had to take a break lately from sewing, but I am feeling the bug for again for wardrobe sewing. I really need this class..
Mufffet said... (9/14/08 3:03 PM) Reply
Great class. I agree. Good review!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

Sew Chic Fifth Avenue Dress Pattern (ln1311)

Sew Chic Fifth Avenue Dress Pattern (ln1311)

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl A-Line Skirt Pattern

You Sew Girl A-Line Skirt Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.