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Resize Your Pattern

You can re-draft a pattern up or down to your size. Known as grading, it is not difficult, just a tiny bit fussy. Michele will show you the steps to accurate size grading on the pattern of your choice. Can’t decide which pattern to start with? Bring your possibilities. Are you excited? You should be - this opens up the world of vintage and one-of-a-kind patterns to more than just that one person who is the perfect size for that pattern.


Pattern that you want to grade to size.
Notes about pattern choice: for your first attempt, it is most useful to choose a pattern that is not more than 5 sizes different than you want to grade to.
 Ex: You have a pattern that has multiple sizes 8-10-12 and you would like to grade to a size 16.  
Choose a pattern with simple lines like a shell, button down blouse, or classic sheath.

Do not start with pants.

Do not choose a complicated designer, vintage, or special pattern that will complicate the process.
Roll of tracing paper, also known by the trade name bum wad (because it is fun to say). Can be found at Wet Paint and other graphic and art supply stores.
Tape measure
Design curve ruler (available at Treadle)
Scotch tape
Optional: quilter’s grid ruler, 24” length ideal
Pins with heads approx 1 1/4”

You can find your class supplies for sale at our store. Our staff will be happy to assist you in gathering your supplies! 

Remember, you get 15% off fabrics, patterns, notions, and more at Treadle for the duration of your class. Just let us know you're in a class when you come in to shop!



Full payment is required to reserve your space in class.

Classes are held in our store at 1338 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 55105



If your plans change, and you cannot attend a class, let us know as soon as possible by phone. We will refund your class fee in full up to ONE WEEK before class begins. After that time, class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Sometimes we must cancel a class. We will let registered students know as soon as we can. You will have the option to transfer into a different class, if applicable, or you may ask for a refund or store credit.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
You should have some experience working with patterns and fitting.
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Resize Your Pattern

$ 85.00
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