You must start with your sloper that

fit you just right and move darts as


Technique Materials

pattern paper

pencils, color pencils


Metric ruler, French curve ruler

scotch tape

and your imagination

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    Oct 22, 2008, 09.58 AMby akavundergurl

    this is a trench i’d love to have. i think it may be my first serious pattern attempt. i can’t wait to get to the point where i can tackle it. i really appreciate all of the drafting information. thank you.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 08.04 PMby gedwoods

    I like your trench coat, and I’m impressed with how you proceed with the pattern drafting. I’ve been teaching myself to do this, but so far my patterns are much simpler than yours. One day I hope to be able to do a trench, and I’ll use yours as a reference.

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    Dec 15, 2007, 05.45 AMby tany4k

    Thanks :D ill make one to, and i probably make it purple! its beautiful.

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    Nov 12, 2007, 06.32 AMby berry-bee

    Wow, your trench coat is fantastic. I’ll definitely try to draft it. Thanks so much for sharing your skills.

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    Oct 23, 2007, 10.36 AMby lilo

    thanks for this how-to, I like your trench a lot! see if i can make it for the next autumn, I’m taking a basic pattern drafting course right now (evenings, once/week) and the bodice part comes somewhere in march. i’ll have to wait until then to have something to alter ;)

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    Oct 22, 2007, 06.45 PMby silverrain-x

    Ahh, thank you very much! I’m actually considering taking some courses in fashion and pattern designing, thanks for the info!

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    Oct 21, 2007, 05.39 PMby jj1

    I’m glad that you like this trench too. Hi, Silverrain-x………

    Back home in bangkok,1994 , I took a course (about 3 months) on drafting basic slopers including bodice, skirt and pants. I was tough how to do all type of collars, sleeves, skirts, moving darts, and pockets. About 5 years ago , I also took the pattern making 101 at Parson, NY. Other than that, I self teach. I found that “ease” is very important in the pattern making but both schools did not teach me that (may be because the courses I took were very basic).

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    Oct 21, 2007, 12.30 PMby silverrain-x

    I love the trench coat! Your version looks so alike to the original! Thank you very much for this how to! Just a question, did you self teach yourself in pattern drafting? or did you take an official course?

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    Oct 17, 2007, 06.17 PMby emilykate

    This is a fantastic-looking trench, nice to stand out from all the trenches that are out there right now! And I’m looking at it, thinking, hmmmm, I could actually do this!!!

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    Oct 16, 2007, 10.46 PMby apriljay79

    oh wow, this is a very cool trench coat, thanks for the how-to

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