Since launching the College of Style in 2008 the mission of the corporate has all the time been to protect the artwork and craft of trend design. Now, as we enter our sixteenth yr 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 legislation, influencer advertising and the latest trend trade space; 3D digital design.
We now have over 500 classes in 13 totally different disciplines and we proceed so as to add further content material to our library month-to-month. In reality, we lately filmed a whole lower & sew knit lesson collection in response to pupil strategies. From studying about knit materials and stretch ratios to drafting knit slopers – you requested & we delivered.
Your Knit Journey Begins Right here
Step one when designing a lower and stitch knit garment is to find out about knit material. In our lesson entitled, Introduction to Knit Materials, we show the distinction between woven and knit materials and the way knit material is structured. You’ll study the which means of phrases like knit and purl, wale and course and the way a weft knit differs from a warp knit. We’ll 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 Material Rules, you’ll study 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 on your knit material selection.
How one can Draft Your Knit Slopers
Drafting a sample from physique measurements might be difficult, however not at College of Style. If you draft your T-shirt slopers from our classes, Fitted Secure Knit T-shirt and the Relaxed Match T-shirt from Measurements, we offer downloadable charts and diagrams that will help you find the entire key measurement-taking factors. We additionally present downloadable worksheets so to simply file your measurements. The ladies’s fitted secure knit T-shirt sloper will develop into the idea for your whole knit designs for 1-way and a couple of method stretch material.
Drafting a 4-Method Knit Stretch Sloper
When you’ve drafted your Fitted Secure 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 Secure Knit T-shirt & Sleeve Sloper to a 4-way Stretch Knit Sloper, ends in a sloper that can be utilized for your whole activewear, shapewear and swimwear garment designs.
Designing & Drafting a Minimize & Sew Knit Legging & Unitard
By combining the 4-way Stretch Knit Sloper, drafted in our lesson Changing a Secure 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 Girls’s Knit Unitard.
Designing a Minimize & Sew Knit Hoodie
Utilizing the sleeveless secure knit T-shirt sloper drafted in our lesson, Drafting a Girls’s Fitted Secure Knit T-shirt from Measurements you’ll discover ways to draft a hooded knit high manufactured from a cotton/Lycra single knit jersey. We’ll train you how one can interpret a sketch to so 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: how one can draft an Uneven, Constructed-up, Boatneck, Collared, Cowl, Crewneck, Off Shoulder, Scoop, Sq., Surplice, Turtleneck and a V-Neckline.