Last week I finished my pattern drafting class! We spent several weeks drafting patterns on paper. Then we sewed a sloper out of muslin, using our draft. I have the sloper on in the photos above, not too cute (I think it looks like a strait-jacket), but it's just a starting point for designing whatever you want. After we made adjustment to the sloper for a perfect fit, we seam-ripped the cloth pieces apart and traced them on to really thick paper. Now I can use those pieces as jumping-off points for different things I want to design!
So far I'm dreaming up some easy outfits that I can draft from these basic pattern pieces. I have some beautiful velvet fabric that I want to turn into a pencil skirt. I'm thinking that will be a perfect / simple first pattern to try drafting on my own! I'm so excited to try it!