Interested in making your own swim and dancewear patterns?
I'm going to show you how!
My name is Stuart Anderson. I'm the guy who documented the first ever techniques for drafting stretch fit patterns and coined the phrase negative ease over 30 years ago ... yeah really, that's me! My methods or variations on them are still used in most fashion colleges around the world today.
Fifteen years ago, I created a totally free website called Pattern School, aimed specifically at teaching fashion students wanting to learn how to make patterns for stretch textiles, and to help home sewists, particularly those making dancewear for their children.
This is Version 2.0 of Pattern School .... take a look around ... the format is very similar. If you're new to my techniques then start at the beginning and work your way through each section, one step at a time. There's a lot to learn about stretch textiles and you need to know it all to understand how to make your own patterns.
What's Changed At Pattern School Online?
The name has changed to better describe the purpose of the site.
Everything has been updated to reflect changes in industry and textiles. Newer methods have been added, and new demonstrations will continue to be added.
The CGI automatic pattern generator is gone (Wix won't support it now sorry)
There's also an accompanying Facebook Group for theory discussion, questions and support (I highly recommend joining if you really want to learn).
I have an Instagram Account you can follow
There's also a Pattern & Block Shop (see menu) for start up RTW designers who need a set of blocks or for home sewists who just want to buy a swimwear pattern .