Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit with Annie Smith

Do you have a garment in your closet that fits you perfectly and wish you had several more? Discover how to create a pattern from that garment that can used over and over again. Step-by-step, learn how to design each section for a perfect fit and copy - without taking the garment apart.

In this five day immersion class, we’ll make one pattern from your garment and learn to take correct measurements on yourself without a partner. In addition, we’ll take a simple commercial pattern and learn how to make adjustments to the pattern so it will fit you perfectly. Once you know these skills, you’ll be able to make yourself better fitting clothes than what you can find in a store.
Students should have a basic knowledge of garment construction.

The capacity for this class is 12 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

Class Materials Needed

Your class registration fee includes a materials kit with a value of $30 shipped to your door.

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels. Students should have a basic knowledge of garment construction.

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for five daily live online sessions from 10am through 5pm with a lunch break on the schedule below. The first session is on January 16.
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Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit
Annie Smith

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Class materials kit fees are non-refundable.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Annie Smith on their Lessonface profile.

Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Annie is a fifth generation Californian, now located in Fort Worth, Texas. Her love of quilting went from hobby to profession in 1984. While working in Silicon Valley for twenty years, she honed her teaching skills on-the-job as a Customer Service Excellence instructor and teaching quilting classes at the local quilt shop.

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