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Tracing a Pattern From a Ready-made Garment

The easiest way to duplicate a favorite garment is to cut it apart and make a pattern from it. But, if it’s not worn out yet, you probably don’t want to cut it up. In this class, you will learn to trace a garment to make a pattern from it, a method that’s also called rubbing off. This is my favorite method of making a pattern, as you can exactly duplicate what you already know fits and eliminate the flat measuring and guesswork in custom fitting.

To bring to the class:

Shirt or vest that you want to make a pattern from.

Before you take the time to trace a garment, you should try it on and decide if it fits perfectly or if there are any adjustments that should be made. Write any changes down (such as: lengthen 1” at hem edge or sleeve tight at elbow or horizontal wrinkle from top button to shoulder; make adjustment for square shoulder, and so on). Another thing to keep in mind is that sewing your traced pattern in a different type fabric than what the garment you are tracing is made from will change how the garment looks and even how it fits.

Please call (254-829-7119) or come by the shop if you have any questions.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Materials Included: We will provide pattern paper and pencils for use in the class.
Instructor: Krista Loree
Two 3-hour sessions

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Contact Info
Ph: (254) 829-7119
131 Halbert Ln. Waco, TX 76705
Monday - Saturday:
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: closed