Pattern cutting dress/trouser block

We are delighted to welcome trained pattern cutter Elizabeth Cake to Made and Making. 

Over an intensive weekend workshop you will learn how draft either a dress or  trouser pattern that fits you perfectly. 

By accurately measuring your waist, hips, body rise etc you will lean how to draft a block for your own shape which you will then make into a paper pattern. From this you will make a toile allowing you to check the fit and make any final adjustments. You will then be able to take home a pattern and block for a perfectly fitting dress or pair of trousers. You may be able to begin making your garment on the second day subject to time. 

This is a beginners course so no previous pattern cutting experience is required but some of experience of dressmaking will be an advantage. 

You will need to bring a packed lunch and the following;

Sewing machine (please let us know if you would prefer to use one of ours)

a calculator

some coloured pens/pencils and a rubber.

You may find a patternmaster tool helpful, some will be available on the day but if you already have your own please do bring it along.

Pattern paper and calico are also required and can be made available for you on the day at an additional £10 charge. You need approx 1.5m of both. 

In preparation for starting your garment if you have time towards the end of the sessions please bring;

For dress

2m of fabric of your choice

Matching thread

22inch zip

For trousers

2m of fabric of your choice

Matching thread

7inch zip 

Please wear tights to the course as it makes for the most accurate measurement taking. 

This workshop is led by Elizabeth.

We need a minimum of three people to run this course.

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

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