Enroll in Making The Grade Course!

Dive in this 2 hours long course to learn the best of Liz Haywood's grading strategies for zero waste layouts.

(Grading refers to the process of turning a sample size into additional smaller or larger sizes.)
Making The Grade workshop replay

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Size Inclusivity

    • Why We Should Make Big Sizes

    • Test Fitting

    • Flexibility of Fit

    • Size Charts

  • 3

    Grading Refresher

    • Grading Introduction

    • Skirts

    • Trousers

    • Body & Sleeves

    • Extended Sleeves & Square cut garments

    • Old School Manual Grading

    • Q&A

  • 4

    Zero Waste Grading Strategies

    • ZW Grading Intro

    • Cutting Across The Fabric

    • Modular Pattern Pieces

    • Sacrificial Pattern Pieces

    • Sacrificial Garments

    • Grade Normal / New Layout Each Size

    • Change Fabric Width

    • Grading on the Bias

    • Make an accessory

    • Q&A

    • Grading Failures

    • Final Q&A

    • Thank you for taking this course

Included in the course

  • Self-Paced

    4 chapters, 25 Lessons. Anytime, anywhere on any device. Learn at your own pace. You decide when the course begins, when it ends and how many times you watch it!

  • Grading Handouts

    Download printable & on-screen handouts Liz haywood created for you to play with her zero waste grading strategies.

  • Resources List

    Get access to the resources links Liz Haywood shared with participants during the live workshop.


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Your Instructor

Liz Haywood

Liz Haywood trained as a patternmaker way back in 1990/91, and worked in the fashion industry in Australia and the UK for 20 years. For some years she also worked as a sewing teacher and knitting pattern writer. She's the author of the award winning books The Dressmaker's Companion (2017) and Zero Waste Sewing (2020), and now writes zero waste patterns for home sewing. Her weekly blog is called The Craft of Clothes and she's on Instagram @lizhaywood3754. Liz lives in country Australia with her family.