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FAQ: Welcome

Have questions? Check below for the most

  • How does it work?
    When you first join, you will spend the first three months learning the foundation principles; this is a jammed-packed three months with over 12 courses to prepare you for the garment-specific drafting, fitting, and construction courses that will follow monthly. The courses are dripped during the month to allow you to digest the instruction in small chunks. Dripping the content will avoid you getting overwhelmed and instead allow you time to work at your pace. ​ Every two weeks after your first three months, you will receive a new course in your dashboard. The first course in the month will be a new modern and stylish garment drafted from start to finish. ​ The second course for the month will be focused on either fitting fixes and adjustments or design hacks to help you use the pattern in multiple ways. The third bonus course for the month will teach you the order of construction, so you know exactly how to put together and sew your newly drafted pattern with a start to finish sewing construction video from Mimi G and Norris Ford. ​​​ Your monthly membership will allow you 24/7 access so you can work at your pace, start, stop and resume or rewatch the courses as often as needed.
  • What courses are offered in PMA?
    PMA is a pattern making academy that teaches the foundational principles of pattern making along with fitting and order of construction. You not only learn how to draft garments from start to finish that you can then mix and match and modify the designs to create various looks but you will alos learn how to make fitting adjustments to the patterns as well as learning the "order of construction" This skill set is invaluable! Knowing when to attach, for example, the collar or facings, plackets and sleeves is very important to the success of your finised garment. Three courses are provided monthly so you are always learning something new!
  • How much does PMA cost?
    PMA is a monthly subscription fee of $11.97 (automated recurring payments) Annual recurring membership is $215 annualy
  • Can I sign up at anytime?
    Yes. PMA has an an open enrollment. You can sign up and cancel at any time.
  • Do I need to be an advanced sewist to learn pattern making?
    No. Learning patternmaking is a completely different set of skills that you can learn as you are learning to sew. Even as beginner, learning pattern making will help you understand construction, fitting and grading as you work on your sewing skills.
  • What tools are needed to start?
    During the first course we will cover all the recommended supplies you will need.
  • Do I need to be good at math?
    No. Tricia teaches in a very easy to understand method without needing to know a ton of math. Basic math and easy techniques are used.
  • How long is PMA?
    PMA memberships are continuing education. You will always have access to your courses as long as you maintain your membership. Work at your own pace. THREE new classes are added monthly, but you may cancel at any time.
  • Can I share my membership by giving someone my log in?
    No, if multiple people share your membership, the system will automatically lock one account out.
  • How do I canel?
    If you wish to cancel your monthly membership, email
  • Membership refund policy
    PMA memberships are non-refundable. Disputed payments are handled in accordance with our Chargeback Policy. For full info read our terms and conditions
  • Chargeback Policy
    Credit card chargebacks and PayPal disputes can be costly and hurt our standing with our payment processors. For this reason, we reserve the right to terminate and/or disable PMA Membership accounts that have filed chargebacks or disputes. We are always willing to discuss any issues you may have and ask that you contact us at if you have a dispute you would like us to review. These disputes are meant as a last resort measure. All customer service and billing questions should be directed to us first. We answer email daily and will always help with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Is PMA for womenswear only?
    No. Pattern making is a skill set that once you learn it you are able to create and draft whatever your mind can dream up. There will be specific courses that will cover womenswear (dress, skirt rtc) but the bulk of PMA drafting course will be designed as gender neutral garments, ie. Pants, shirts, blazers, coats etc. No matter what the course is, even those specific to womenswear will have technical skills and drafting methods that you will learn and can apply to any garment.
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