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Straight fit pattern making for beginners

In a few words

This course is designed for beginners discovering pattern-making through straight fits, interpreting a fashion drawing, creating a skirt and its variations, a blouse with details, a lined dress and even an introduction to trousers.

This course will give you the skills you need to get started, and for those who want to go further in terms of professionalisation, access to the "advanced" level.

Public concerned :

For beginners

Prerequisites :

Know how to sew

Practical information

Type of training : Evening classes (19h to 21h) / custom-made

Training Format : On-site, minimum of 10 participants
Course duration : approximately 112 hours
Next sessions : from 14 octobre 2024 to 28 juin 2025
Cost of training : from 2,950 € 
(Quote on request for custom-made training)
Languages : french
Course location : ESMOD Paris 9ème
Descriptif détaillé



  • Be able to sew

  • Interpret a fashion drawing to create a prototype

  • Understand the construction process for skirts, blouses and trousers

  • Know how to make a pattern by straight fits and master the assembly of a prototype on canvas

  • Introduction to draping and creation of a personal model

Training Programme

Step 1: Skirt by drawing:

- Creation of the straight skirt and assembly of the entire canvas

- Transformations to the basic skirt


Step 2: Blouse by drawing:

- Widening

- Use of clips

- Armholes / sleeves / collars

Step 3: Dress by draping:

- Introduction to skirt and bodice draping

- Making a dress from fabric

- Fitting with lining

Step 4: An introduction to the creation and assembly of a prototype pair of trousers.


- Underbust, fly and waistband assembly

Since 1841, our teachings and know-how have been based on the method of making clothes developed by Alexis Lavigne, the founder of ESMOD, almost 180 years ago! 

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