Harilanto Couture


Private and semi private classes available. Please send me

an email at:patterndraftingto@gmail.com


Pattern Drafting and Design 101 is a five-week course is for beginners who want to expand their garment design and sewing skills. This course will teach the fundamentals of creating custom slopers (pattern blocks) and blueprints to create any style. Students will become proficient at turning ideas into complete sewing patterns for custom tops or dresses with sleeves, designed to fit the wearer’s individual measurements.



What can students do with the skills they learn?

-Make patterns for a loose or fitted top with sleeves or a dress with style lines–princess, empire, added fullness, back or front opening

-Apply principles to create patterns for future sewing projects for themselves or for clients

-Draft like a pro

-Add these new skills to their portfolio, taking one step forward in becoming an entrepreneur or working in the fashion industry

Prerequisite: students should have basic understanding of garment construction or have attempted to put a garment together



Skills students will learn:

-Proper measurement techniques for individuals

-Drafting slopers

-Drafting pleats, gathers, A-lines, flared sleeves

-Notes on sewing techniques for set-in sleeves, collars, darts

-What fabrics to use

-Adding seam allowances

-Completing sewing patterns just for you


Students should bring:

-pencils and pencil sharpener



-note paper


-120” measuring tape

-optional: students can bring an L-square ruler, C-thru ruler, and metal curved ruler OR purchase these from the instructor (please contact us before the first class if you want to buy rulers)

-on the first day, students should wear or bring a top that is close fitting to help get accurate measurements (a fitted t-shirt is fine!)

-all other materials will be provided for a $15 material fee (collected on first day of class)


Instructor’s Bio

Lanto’s passion for fashion began at an early age. At 12, she started to recycle her mother’s engagement dress into a loose fitting top, with her mother’s permission. In 1992, she graduated from George Brown College in Creative Fashion Designs. She opened her store Harilanto Couture in Toronto in 1994 where she has used her full patternmaking and construction skills to design her own styles, employing not only textile materials but also aluminium and raffia. She has designed, drafted, and constructed clothes for her clients for daily wear, stage costumes, soft furnishings, and purses, and marketed her line of clothing to small retail outlets.



Note: - Pattern drafting papers will be provided - Bring your rulers, but if you don't have them yet, rulers will be available for in class uses only - Bring pens, pencils and erasers


Email: patterndraftingto@gmail.com




 Designer Fashions for Ladies and Children

soft furnishings

One of a kind purses and accessories

Pâquerette Collection



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