Pattern Cutting: Draft a Bodice & Skirt Block


Want to learn how to make a bodice and skirt pattern from scratch? Then this is the perfect class for you. We will show you how to draft the blocks and then alter them to fit you perfectly. Over the four sessions you with draft the blocks based on your measurements, sew these up and work with your teacher to get the perfect fit. You’ll transfer your changes to your blocks and learn how to modify them into different styles.

Depending on how much you get done in the class, you may also have time to draft a sleeve block, make your blocks into a dress design and even sew up a toile of your new design (if you’re super speedy!).

Level: 5

  • Have made various basic garments to a good standard
  • Can cut, pin and sew fabric accurately
  • Know how to place and pin patterns on fabric without guidance

Class length: Four 3 hour sessions

Materials required:

We will provide all the equipment you may need, along with pattern paper and calico for your blocks. If you’d also like to make up a toile of your design then you can either bring fabric with you for this, or of course purchase some in the shop.

There will be lots of measuring and so we can be as accurate as possible please wear or bring with you something close fitting such as leggings and a vest. Cake and tea will be provided to help the sewing process along!

Max in a class: 8

Teacher: Layla Totah

Price: £175

For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

Islington dates:

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