|This was a wonderful online class taught by Heather Claus that starts with a basic t shirt (must have a bust dart). You can see sample lessons and line drawings on the class website. Its not just for knits, as Heather explains how to modify for knits and wovens.
Class lessons were posted on a daily basis, and we had a newsgroup for comments and questions. The first lessons were about getting a good fit, also construction tips. Then lessons on pattern modification were posted. We had to take a week break so we could get our fit down pat.
The class repeats periodically, and you can take as many times as you wish, many in the class were repeat students.
11 modifications were presented: cowl neck, twist front, shirred bust at side and shirred bust center, drape front, crossover back, knot front, sunburst front, shirred sleeves. My shirts are here:
I really enjoyed taking this class, I was busy drafting and sewing shirts! I finally finished the last one, even though the class has been over for a couple weeks. Whew! Time to make some pants & skirts.
This is a fun introduction to pattern modification and design, and gives great tips on construction. Highly reccomended!