Pattern Drafting 101 & Fit Issues

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

In this class you will learn the basics of pattern drafting. We will go over technique along with different styles that can be created with pattern drafting. We will start with creating the basic sloper which is the basic blocks of the body. The bodice, skirt and sleeve. From there we will address fit issues and create a perfect sloper fit for you. By the end of this class you will have the confidence to start pattern drafting on your own.

The studio is spaced out so that social distancing is followed. You must follow all regulations by wearing a face mask at all time and using hand sanitizer and keeping your space wiped down. Everyone will have a special station with a sewing machine and a serger and a table space for pattern drafting and cutting. 

This class will cover the following each week:

  1. Bodice pattern drafting

  2. Bodice fit issues and re draft

  3. Skirt pattern drafting

  4. Skirt fit issues and re draft

  5. Sleeve pattern drafting and attaching to sloper dress

  6. Pattern drafting princess lines and sewing up a sample

By the end of this class you will have a minimum of two designs that you have created within class.

Supply List

  • 10 yards of muslin 
  • L square
  • Clear french curve 
  • Hip curve ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Awl 
  • Pin wheel
  • Pattern drafting pinwheel 
  • Pencils - no pens 
  • 2 inch clear ruler
  • Paper scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Thread
  • Fabric scissors
  • Snips
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Seam ripper
  • Scotch tape
  • 4 invisible zippers that are 22’’ or longer

  • Duration: 6 weeks

    Time: 3 hours each class

    Next sessions: Sept 23rd, Nov 11th

    Days: We will meet once a week on Thursdays. If you need to miss a class please let me know ahead of time and we will reschedule your time.

    Day: Thursday 6-9pm

    Cost: $345

    After this 6 week series you can take pattern drafting #2 and then advanced pattern drafting to perfect your understanding and skill of pattern drafting.

    What to Bring

    You will need to bring your own pattern drafting rulers and muslin.

    Minimum age

    All ages welcome


    You must have basic sewing knowledge of using a sewing machine, putting in a zipper and sewing darts.

    What's Provided

    I will provide the paper and other supplies not listed.

    Custom Cancellation Policy

    *No refunds on classes. You can reschedule or choose another date to start but we keep the classes super small and can not offer refunds


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    Anastasia Chatzka is a Chicago based fashion designer with over 20 years of sewing, pattern drafting, and design experience. She has refined her skills through the years while working with renowned industry professionals, including Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. Anastasia also has a BFA in fashion design. She is also a brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.

    Anastasia is the owner of the Anastasia Chatzka clothing line and Sew Anastasia Sewing Studio where she designs, teaches sewing classes, and films the content for her YouTube sewing channel, Sew Anastasia.

    To view Anastasia Chatzka’s Sewing YouTube Channel, please visit
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