1 Day Workshop - Beginners pattern cutting

9.30 – 5.00pm

Next dates to be released.  If you are interested, just get in touch to be added to the waiting list.


Interested in learning how to design and create patterns without having to buy commercial patterns?. Do you struggle to find that perfect fit when looking for skirts or trousers?

On this workshop you will learn the basics of drafting your own skirt  block. You will draft a block to your personal measurements and make a paper pattern to take away to use for your future garment making. You will also make a toile (mock up) of your skirt pattern so that you will be able to check for fit.

Learn how to: Take the measurements necessary to draft the block. Draft a basic skirt block for a pencil/straight style skirt or trousers. Make the skirt or trousers pattern. Make a toile – to check the fit of your new skirt or trousers pattern. Learn basic techniques on how to adapt your skirt block to your own designs and be creative.

Advice and information on what to bring will be given on booking. This workshop is suitable for students new to pattern cutting but with some dressmaking experience

From this workshop you could progress and attend the Improvers pattern cutting workshops to develop and extend yours skills using your new block and /or attend a trouser or bodice, dress and sleeve pattern cutting workshop.

Beginners Pattern Cutting workshop

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