The pant book set comes with three files that are downloaded from this website:
- sample book file
- pattern book file
- printout of the sample book pages
The 10-week syllabus for the Drafting, Fitting, and Sewing Pants and Skirts graduate-level course is also available. $2.00 USD
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts includes instructions for fitting asymmetrical figures. Correcting an asymmetrical waist; and many, many more techniques are presented in full detail, exactly as done in high-end designing departments. Here is the information needed to enable even a novice to draft and fit more professionally.
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts begins with fully diagrammed instructions for taking accurate measurements for all figure types, including asymmetrical figures.
It then moves the reader through all the processes needed to complete custom fitted pattern sets for a high-end straight skirt, for a pair of flat front pants, and for a pair of pleated pants. The patterns can be used by an individual, and/or by a factory.
This is the way the high-end industry does it, and the way the author drafts her personal patterns. Understanding these procedures is the key to successfully designing and patternmaking on or off the computer.
The Basics for SEWING PANTS AND SKIRT’s step-by-step instructions show the professional cutting and sewing techniques used by skilled sample makers to produce high-end pants and skirts like those sold in better department stores and boutiques. These are industrial methods, written in sequence, exactly as done in the best designing departments.
Many of Laurel’s students have told her that until they were in her class they had never worn a garment that fit correctly. They said they were surprised to learn that a garment that fits well is very comfortable.
Laurel’s students include people who sew for themselves and their families, people who wish to start small fashion businesses, people who have small fashion businesses, people who wish to enter the fashion industry, and industrial design room personnel who come in from the industry for training. Many of her students work in the industry’s designing departments or have micro-businesses. The classroom-tested books are written to enable anyone who would like to produce professional clothing to be able to do so with minimal equipment, expense, and time. The books present the information needed to sew slower, finish faster, confident that the finished garment will both fit and look good.