During this 2-day Grading Gerber workshop, students acquire the knowledge to understand the functions of Gerber such as grading, graphing, creating tables, creating patterns and digitizing. Students will learn how to:
- use the digitizer to digitize manually created patterns
- use various settings to create patterns
- create tables
- learn how to grade
Six projects will be worked on throughout the course, which students will present to their peers on the last day. These projects include:
- Graded sheet
- Grade Rule Table
- Graded Skit
- Graded Bodice
- Graded Sleeve
- Graded Pant
The instructor will work with each student based on personal skill level and preferred pace and will assist with plotting individual projects out.
Length: 2 Days
Schedule: Classes runs for 2 days over the weekend
Class Capacity: 3 students only
This course is for adults only (18+).
Students are given a total of 3 hours of additional lab time, during the length of their course. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for date and times. Hours are given on a first come, first serve base. Any additional lab time can be bought for an hourly rate.
Students will receive an official certificate from The Cutting Room upon completion of this course.
Instructors: Patty & Jessica
Patty Nayel is a Canadian born fashion designer who is based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2009 with a degree in Fashion Design, Patty started her career as a technical designer in the lingerie industry. While working there, she started her eco Bridal brand, Pure Magnolia, as a side project and launched the brand as a full collection in 2010. Patty feels quite strongly about nurturing other designers and has worked hard to promote eco-friendly vendors and photographers that she feels are doing good things for the planet.
Jessica has worked in the fashion industry for almost three decades for brands such as Karma Athletics, Lotus-wear Designs Ltd., and Design Group—just to name a few. In addition to these valuable experiences, she has been self-employed designing, creating and producing petwear, uniforms, and wedding gowns as well as other custom formal wear with impressive results.
Jessica is formally trained in British, Canadian, and Japanese-pattern drafting, which has allowed her to work within a variety of experiences achieving enduring success. While Jessica continues to hone her craft as a freelance designer, it is her dedication and technical expertise that have made her a highly valued employee and instructor/mentor.
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Last updated February 8, 2018