Pattern cutting dress/ top with sleeves

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

During the course of the weekend you will learn how draft a dress block or bodice and a one piece sleeve block. After accurately measuring your body, you will learn how to draft your block to fit your own shape. From this, you will make a paper pattern and 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 garment. 

The simple top will have a short back opening. Students will be shown how to move their bust darts into alternative positions, and if required, the tutor can discuss how to extend the top into a knee-length dress as well as specific sleeve variations. 

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 time allows you may have time to start your dress and you should bring along 2m of fabric, a 22 inch zip and matching thread.

This workshop is led by Elizabeth.

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.