Pattern Academy 2022 Session

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Enrollment Open For The Winter 2022 Session!

Would you like to learn how to make fashion in miniature from your own unique designs? If so, this course is for you!

What You Get When You Join The Pattern Academy: The Pattern Academy is our in-depth training program that teaches you how to create clothing patterns from your original design ideas. The course was created to take Design Academy students to the next level and show them how to go from designing to pattern making. Students get full access to a private Facebook group for conversations, assistance, and camaraderie.

Updated course info from a prior session - Now a fixed part of the program!

What To Expect:

The next session will begin on January 10th. The course is delivered to you through a PDF guidebook and then run through a private Facebook group using the "Guides" structure. This structure works great! It allows you to keep track of your progress and complete assignments and exercises as you have time and can fit it into your schedule. All of the video lessons are pre-recorded and available to download for offline viewing as well.

Participants will also have lifetime access to course content after the session is completed so a "study-at-your-own-pace" learning experience is available for the long term. Through 12 unique lessons, homework assignments, and teaching videos, you get a wonderful education on the topic of pattern drafting for doll clothes design. 

The Course Curriculum:  The course includes a 79 page PDF Pattern Academy course guide,  42 unique videos demonstrating the process of modifying slopers to create the designs that you have visualized.

  • Learn the Flat Pattern Method
  • Learn the Muslin Method often referred to as the Draping Method
  • Learn the "Foil Method"  (You'll love this!)
  • Bodice Sloper manipulation
    • Working with darts, how to move them and use them to create new design lines
    • Three types of princess seamlines
    • Creating several style yokes - western, shirred, midriff, and more.
    • Creating a surplice front for facings
  • Create All These Necklines- Jewel, Scoop, Boat neck, v-neck and square.
  • Create All These Collars -  flat collar, peter pan collar, sailor collar, full roll collar, mandarin collar, shirt collar with stand
  • Learn how to add fullness by creating gathers, pin tucks and pleats!
  • Sleeve Sloper manipulation.
    • So many sleeve designs! Puff, Bishop, Pleated Cap, Leg o' Mutton, Cap, Two-piece, dolman, and dropped shoulder
    • Sleeve lengths
    • Sleeve openings- continuous lap, cuff and banded
  • Skirt Sloper manipulation
    • Skirt Types - Dirndl, Gored, Flare, Circle, Trumpet, Tulip, Straight Skirt Variations, Yoked, Peplums and Flounces, Tiered Gathered Skirts, and wrap Skirts
    • Waists and Waistbands - Elastic casings, straight waistbands, belt loops, contoured waistbands, and faced waistbands
    • Pockets - Patch, Inseam, Front Slant
  • Pants Sloper Manipulation
    • Working with darts and pleats
    • Yokes - front and back
    • Creating flys
    • Leg shapes - Boot cut, Flare, Skinny, Capri, Shorts, Harem, and Palazzo
  • Learn to true your patterns
  • Learn to create a sloper 

 

Feedback and support: Each week when you complete the coursework you'll learn a new skill or perspective. With frequent feedback and encouragement from the Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team, you'll be challenged to create fantastic patterns. 

Pattern Slopers: Class participants receive two sets of sloper pattern blocks for use as the basis for creating original patterns. Each sloper set will include:

  • Bodice Front, Bodice Back, Sleeve, Pants, and Skirt

The slopers provided include the following doll types:

  • American Girl (18-inch doll)
  • BFC Ink (used in demonstrations)
  • You also receive instructions on how to make a custom size sloper!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: If you purchase the standard offer here, you will be given the opportunity to add 10 additional slopers and croquis to customize your Pattern Academy course on January 10th when the course kicks off. The additional sloper/croquis sets will be offered at $29.00 each and only available to someone who has purchased the Pattern Academy course. 

You'll have the opportunity to purchase sloper sets for: WellieWishers, Ruby Red Fashion Friends, Siblies, Little Darling, Hearts For Hearts Girls, Ellowyne Wilde, Blythe, Kids N Cats, A Girl For All Time, and Disney Animators.

If you know you'd want all of these, then we encourage you to take advantage of the Pattern Academy VIP Bundle offered HERE. It includes all 12 slopers at a discounted price! 

 

Cost: The standard program cost is $199.

Recommended Prerequisite: We feel it's crucial to fully understand the process of creating a good design plan before taking the next step into pattern creation, which is why we strongly suggest you take the Design Academy course before enrolling in the Pattern Academy. But this is just a recommendation, not a requirement. You can always purchase it at a later date if desired.

Money-Back Guarantee: We know you’ll love the program, but if you’re unhappy with it for any reason, we are happy to provide a 100% money back refund – no questions asked. So there is absolutely no reason not to try the program.

Pixie Points: Be sure to enroll in our Pixie Perks program to receive Pixie Points on these purchases. For every $100 you spend you get a $15 coupon. 

Questions: We know you might have questions - we encourage you to read through the following FAQs and testimonials.

Q: Would this be appropriate for homeschool curriculum?
A: Yes, as long as the student has previously taken the Design Academy course.

Q: Is this based in Seattle, or is it done online?
A: It’s all completed online, so you can work in your jammies. :)

Q: Is this about creating patterns?
A: Yes - however - it is NOT about creating PDF documents that you can sell. It is ONLY focused on the pattern drafting process. 

Q: Do I need any additional software or special computer skills?
A: Adobe Reader or Preview (MAC) for 
PDF downloads is recommended. Class is taught on a forum website so basic computer knowledge is recommended. If using a PC, please view the site in Chrome; Internet Explorer seems to have some issues.

Q: Do the lessons come via webinar, or online course somehow?
A: Chapters will be delivered primarily via video. Videos are pre-recorded and accessible at any time.

Q: Do I have to be a good seamstress?

A: No, but you do need to be at least a beginner. Basic sewing skills are recommended, but the best part of the community environment is that we can all learn from each other. So if you need help, or are struggling with a certain sewing technique, there will be lots of people there to help you!

Q. What happens after I buy?

A. After the transaction is complete, you will receive a download link bundle that will include an overview of the upcoming session and the Supply List so you can gather up the necessary supplies ahead of time. We will send out a notification on January 10th with information explaining how to get started in the course. 

More Questions? If you have any questions feel free to email us at support@pixiefaire.com

 

Testimonials From Past Pattern Academy Participants

We received incredibly gracious feedback after our first Pattern Academy. Here are just a few of the comments we've received:
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This class was far more than I even expected. The information presented, and the knowledge I gained, was priceless.
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Excellent. Outstanding. Loved it. Learned heaps and found the instructors excellent. Thanks!
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My experience was totally positive. The easy access to the web sited was a perfect vehicle to learn, share and socialize with others. I have enjoyed the whole month and wish it wouldn't end. This was a transforming experience for me. So much more than a class.
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Excellent, worth every minute of my time and every penny of the cost.
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Fabulous! The videos were extremely helpful, and the conversations after each segment were also very informative. I love the fact that I'll be able to access them as a resource indefinitely! I feel like I can do SO much more now with the design skills I've been given with this class!
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I loved it! I thought it was worth the time and money. It’s much more expensive than anything listed on craftsy, but I went ahead and signed up because I didn’t want to wait until next spring (I was a little busy at the end of October and was worried about keeping up). The community and the fact that it is all doll clothes make it more valuable to me.
...
I loved all parts of this. The instructions were outstanding and the videos made things very clear.
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Great course! It was exactly what I was looking for to expand and grow as a sewist!
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I loved it. The material was well organized and presented. Exercise sheets were wonderful and my notebook looks great. Thank you many times over.
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I enjoyed this class very much. I would say it was one of the most enjoyable classes I have taken in a very long time....though I suspect it is because it was about sewing and something I have always wondered how to do.

 

 

 



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