In this Patternmaking course, students will start with basic patterns, including darts and princess line variations, and learn how to manipulate them in relation to the fundamental rules of patternmaking. Patternmaking allows the designer to manipulate already existing patterns efficiently and create new configurations with custom measurements. There will be two basic projects during the semester: the skirt, with variations such as A-shape, gathered, with yoke, and the bodice, working with darts and princess line variations, and in the last half of the course students will learn about collars, sleeves, and pants. By understanding pattern construction students will be able to gain a wider understanding of the possibilities and limits of a fashion designer.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.