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Saying UoF’s Latest Classes: Drafting Lower & Sew Knits – Half 1

Since launching the College of Style in 2008 the mission of the corporate has at all times been to protect the artwork and craft of trend design. Now, as we enter our sixteenth 12 months in enterprise, I’m proud to say that we aren’t solely holding to that mission, however have expanded into different areas of trend training, together with trend retailing and merchandising, visible merchandising, trend regulation, influencer advertising and the latest trend business space;  3D digital design.

We now have over 500 classes in 13 completely different disciplines and we proceed so as to add further content material to our library month-to-month. In truth, we lately filmed a whole lower & sew knit lesson collection in response to pupil ideas. From studying about knit materials and stretch ratios to drafting knit slopers – you requested & we delivered.

Your Knit Journey Begins Right here

Poster frames from 2 lessons : Intro to Knits & Knit Fabric Principles and Introduction to Knit Materials preview                                      Knit Cloth Ideas preview

Step one when designing a lower and stitch knit garment is to study knit material. In our lesson entitled, Introduction to Knit Materials, we exhibit the distinction between woven and knit materials and the way knit material is structured. You’ll be taught the which means of phrases like knit and purl, wale and course and the way a weft knit differs from a warp knit. We are going to train you about various kinds of yarns and the way knits are made in order that you’ll make the perfect knit material selection for every of your designs.

In our lesson, Knit Cloth Ideas, you’ll be taught extra about designing with knits. We’ll train you all concerning the 4 traits of knit materials, what it means when a knit material has 1-way, 2-way or 4-way stretch, in addition to the six classes of stretch ratio percentages, in order that it is possible for you to to draft your knit design to your knit material selection.

How one can Draft Your Knit Slopers

poster frames of lessons Drafting a Women's Fitted Stable Knit T-shirt from Measurements & Drafting a Women's Relaxed Fit Knit T-shirt from Measurements

Drafting a Ladies’s Relaxed Match Knit T-shirt from Measurements

Drafting a sample from physique measurements may be difficult, however not at College of Style. Once you draft your T-shirt slopers from our classes, Fitted Steady Knit T-shirt and the Relaxed Match  T-shirt from Measurements, we offer downloadable charts and diagrams that can assist you find the entire key measurement-taking factors. We additionally present downloadable worksheets to be able to simply document your measurements. The ladies’s fitted secure knit T-shirt sloper will develop into the idea for your entire knit designs for 1-way and a pair of approach stretch material.

Body measuring points diagram

Drafting a 4-Approach Knit Stretch Sloper

Changing a Steady Knit T-shirt & Sleeve Sloper to 4-way Stretch Knit Sloper preview

When you’ve drafted your Fitted Steady Knit T-shirt sloper, you’re able to discover ways to convert that sloper to a 4-way knit stretch sloper. Our lesson, Changing a Steady Knit T-shirt & Sleeve Sloper to a 4-way Stretch Knit Sloper, ends in a sloper that can be utilized for your entire activewear, shapewear and swimwear garment designs.

Designing & Drafting a Lower & Sew Knit Legging & Unitard

poster frames for Drafting a Legging lesson and Drafting a Unitard lesson

Drafting a Ladies’s Knit Unitard preview                                   Drafting a Legging preview

By combining the 4-way Stretch Knit Sloper, drafted in our lesson Changing a Steady Knit T-shirt & Sleeve Sloper to 4-way Stretch Knit, with the legging drafted in our lesson Drafting a Legging, you’ll discover ways to mix the 2 slopers to draft a unitard from our lesson, Drafting a Ladies’s Knit Unitard.

Designing a Lower & Sew Knit Hoodie

poster frame from lesson Drafting a Hooded Top

Drafting a Hooded Knit High preview 

Utilizing the sleeveless secure knit T-shirt sloper drafted in our lesson, Drafting a Ladies’s Fitted Steady Knit T-shirt from Measurements you’ll discover ways to draft a hooded knit high fabricated from a cotton/Lycra single knit jersey. We’ll train you tips on how to interpret a sketch to to be able to confirm key measurements, such because the neck drop, the neck opening and the peak and width of the hood.

Keep tuned for extra lower & sew knit classes: Drafting a Camisole with a Shelf Bra, a Racerback Halter Tank; and a knit neckline collection that features: tips on how to draft an Uneven, Constructed-up, Boatneck, Collared, Cowl, Crewneck, Off  Shoulder, Scoop, Sq., Surplice, Turtleneck and a V-Neckline.





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