ONSITE: Introduction to Flat Pattern Making

This course will cover the fundamental skills of flat pattern design. Flat pattern design is a process in apparel design that uses “blocks” or “slopers” as a foundation for garments. This course will cover a brief history of pattern making and the various methods of pattern design (draping, drafting, flat pattern and knockoff). This Course will take the students through the beginning stages of manipulating a sloper for a desired design outcome. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to create original designs through the manipulation of slopers/blocks.

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    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Nakia Young-EL

Nakia Young is a creative in almost every area of her life. A graduate of Stevenson university with a Bachelor's in Fashion Design she has worked as a freelance designer, pattern-maker and surface pattern designer in the years since her graduation in 2015. Young has been sewing and designing for over 20 years and also currently works as a paid theater actor.

Social media: @nakiayoungel

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Class Details
March 29 - May 179 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Nakia Young-EL
Level: Beginner