Pattern Cutting Blocks: skirt, trouser, bodice and sleeve

Pattern cutting blocks

Progress beyond commercial sewing patterns by making your own with our Pattern Cutting Blocks course. Choose from skirt and trousers or the bodice block and sleeve. Substitute your personal body measurements for the the commercial standard sizing to achieve a better fit.

Taking accurate body measurements

Start by taking a full set of body measurements and discover how these affect drafting and fit.

Drafting Garment Blocks

Draft basic garment blocks. Choose from: skirt and trousers or bodice and sleeve. It’s not a complex as you might think!
Discover why a toile (fitting shell) is key to a fantastic fit.

The Pattern Cutting Blocks follow-on courses are:

Pattern Cutting 2: Pattern Adaptations
You can book these courses as a Sew Personal sessions with Jane.
This course is for intermediate and advanced dressmakers.
  • Cost: £220 including materials
  • Date: 19 & 20 August 2022 – sorry, this course is fully booked. Please contact us for alternative dates and courses.
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Venue: The Ropewalk

This workshops can also be booked as Sew Personal session.

To book your specialist course you can:

  • Call Jane on: 07946 648748 or 01652 662053
  • Email Jane on:
  • For card payment by phone please call Jane on 07946 648748 or 01652 662053

We also accept payment by Paypal

Sew Short Course and conditions:

  • To secure a place on the course fees are payable in advance. Unpaid for bookings cannot be held.
  • Sorry, fees are non-refundable.
  • The cost of course materials is not included in the fee unless otherwise stated in the course description.
  • Tuition outside the course dates will be charged extra.
  • Jane White Couture Tuition reserves the right to cancel or change the date of courses.
  • Jane White Couture Tuition cannot be responsible for student’s internet connection to join or during the course. In the event of an internet outage at our end an alternative date will be offered.
  • The course information is an outline. The amount of work completed during the session will depend on your pre-existing skills and pace of work.

Thank you for a terrific course. I’ve wanted to try making my own patterns for years. I feel I have gained a new enthusiasm for dressmaking and I’m eager to start making clothes that fit and are unique!