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This web resource is huge ... I can't do it without your support, so I'm asking you to chip in whatever you can from $5 to $10/month (for 6 months) or just a one off membership for different lengths of time ... it doesn't matter which level you choose, you'll still get full access to absolutely everything at Pattern School.


The information contained in this treasure chest is the result of 30+ years working as a stretch fit pattern maker in the swimwear industry. It contains everything you need to know about why stretch fabrics do what they do and how to use them properly. This is exactly the same content you'll get at a live Fashion School when you do a stretch fit pattern making course: how to make the stretch blocks and how to use those blocks to make patterns ... I know this because I'm the guy that wrote most of the original course work on negative ease and block making that you now find in those schools and text books around the world. Yep I'm the guy that first documented negative ease!

The pages in the Science of Stretch section are freely accessible to everyone to give you a firm introduction, but after that the pattern making lessons are by a subscription rate of your choice ... your support helps me keep this site going.

If you're thinking about developing a range of ready to wear swimwear, dancewear, activewear or any other stretch clothing range then this is the resource you'll need to learn about stretch fit pattern making. The content is written in a simple and straight forward manner as if aimed at students with a limited knowledge of pattern making. It does not require advanced skills or knowledge, but some fashion pattern making basics would be helpful. The theory is presented in a simple step-by-step, page-by-page manner with each lesson building on the previous one. There are also many amusing side projects to keep things interesting... everything is always growing and expanding ... come and be a part of it all!

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