Patternmaking

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

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Patternmaking - 212 217.4412

PM 111
Industrial Methods of Draping
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Students learn the basic draping methods of developing production patterns for the garment industry.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19658 25A T 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C412


PM 121
Patternmaking I: Misses’ and Women’s Wear
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1,352.00

Development of basic body slopers using standard specification measurements. Collars and basic sleeve shapes, as well as paper patterns and a final fabric sample, are made. Students learn the importance of fit and balance when creating a high-quality production pattern. Specifications are discussed in relation to both pattern development and finished garment measurements.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1866 OL1 ONLINE    
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
12042 25A T 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C610
19114 OL1 ONLINE    


PM 122
Patternmaking II: Misses’ and Women’s Wear
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 121
Students use basic slopers to develop additional patterns for style variations. Patterns are developed for bodice, torso, sleeves and skirt slopers. Pattern corrections are made according to fit, balance, and specification measurements. Final patterns and fabric samples acceptable for mass production are created.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
15338 25A T 6:30 PM—10:20 PM A309


PM 171
Pattern Grading: Misses’ and Women’s Wear
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 121 or approval from program coordinator
Introduction to manual pattern grading and marker-layout techniques. The students learn how to apply grade measurements proportionally to all the pieces within a pattern. The importance of accurate measurement specifications and their effect on the finished product are emphasized. Marker-layouts for samples, costing and mass production are developed.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
7124 25A M 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C309C


PM 233
Patternmaking: Misses’ Sportswear
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 121
Students learn the necessary details involved in developing linings, facings, fusibles, stays, and stampers for both tops and bottoms. Pant and jacket slopers are created, with a strong emphasis on fit. Multiple construction techniques are discussed. A final fabric sample is developed with all the specification measurements and construction details necessary for manufacturing.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13997 25A W 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C610


PM 236
Patternmaking: Coats and Suits I
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 121
Students learn patternmaking for all types of coats and suits.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
18838 25A W 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C412


PM 255
Fit Analysis and Technique Documentation
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 233
This course introduces the students to fitting tops, dresses, skirts, pants, and basic jackets on live, professional industry models. Proportions and balance are analyzed, and adjustments and corrections are made on the production pattern.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19586 25A R 6:30 PM—10:20 PM A309


PM 283
Patternmaking for Knit Garments
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: PM 122
This course explores various styling techniques for misses' and women's cut-and-sew knit sweaters, pants, dresses, and costumes. Students also learn appropriate methods for steaming, fitting, and finishing garments.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19659 25A R 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C412