This course is designed as an introduction to pattern making, however more advanced students are invited to use the sessions to develop and improve their existing skills. Students will learn to draft blocks for a skirt, trouser and bodice (can then be made into a dress) using their own body measurements. Various professional techniques will be used to identify the appropriate modifications in adapting blocks into various styles. This will be incorporated into practical exercises, class activities, discussions and demonstrations. It is suitable for beginners, those who want to start their own business or looking to improve their fashion industry employment prospects.
Learn all you need to know to create beautiful, bespoke designs made to measure! Students will learn how to customised patterns for themselves whilst covering a range of professional pattern making techniques.
Saturday, 28th March - 2 classes
$399 / $379 (conc)
Saturday, 2nd May - 2 classes
$399 / $379 (conc)
By the end of this course students will be able to employ the basic principles of pattern making and to construct patterns. They will have acquired skills relating to correct use of equipment, and be able to take body measurements correctly and apply them to the flat pattern.
All students will need basic skills in sewing and using patterns.
Please bring to class:
- HB pencil
- Tape measure
- Magic tape or masking tape
- Stapler and staples
Pattern paper and card are provided.
Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.
This course is targeted at students who have some experience of sewing and using patterns. These sessions are suitable for beginners as well as individuals seeking to refine their skills for commercial purposes. Students wanting to start their own business or looking to improve their fashion industry employment prospects are most welcome.