Our Pattern Cutting Blocks workshops are for sewers who would like to progress beyond commercial sewing patterns by making their own.
The workshops introduce basic garment block drafting. Due to the current situation these are offered as three Zoom online sessions. You can book each on individually or as a block of 3.
We recommend you complete the skirt block first if you are new to pattern drafting as this introduces the principles.
1 Skirt block. 2 bodice and sleeve. 3 Trousers.
Taking accurate body measurements
The workshops start with an explanation of how to take an accurate set of body measurements. Jane will explain why each measurement is important and the effect it has on fit.
Drafting Garment Blocks
You will draft basic garment blocks using your body measurements or a standard measurement chart: skirt or trousers or bodice and sleeve (please see the dates in the booking information below).
We will discuss the importance of a toile (fitting shell) to achieve a great fit. Toile fittings can be booked as Sew Personal
The Pattern Cutting Blocks follow-on courses are:
Can’t make the dates? You can book these workshops as a Sew Personal sessions with Jane.