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These courses are a nice continuation of the beginners sewing and an introduction to pattern making. You will be introduced to the Art of Pattern Making and be given expert guidance by trained professionals as we learn how to use pattern terminology, accuracy of measurements while making customised blocks. 

Following the BLOCK MAKING courses you can take the DRESS MAKING courses where you will be learn to make your own stylised pattern and your own garment from your customised block.

All the steps can then be used to gain more confidence as you take on more advanced sewing projects. There will be a series of projects throughout the year ranging from making a skirt, blouse, dress, children's dungarees/dress, adults trousers  and more. 

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Pattern Making (A) - Make a Bodice Block (A)

3 week course

Day: Tuesdays

Times: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: Check back for dates in Autumn 2018

Learn to measure correctly, make correct pattern markings, accurately make your toile and finally take away you customised bodice block. You can use this bodice block to take the Dress Making courses: Make your own blouse, top and dress.  


Dress Making (A) - Make your Blouse with the Bodice Block A 

4 week course

Day: Thursdays

Times: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: 17/24 April & 1/8 May 2018

In this course you will be taught how to use your customised bodice block to make a simple blouse for yourself. You will learn to make your own blouse/ top pattern, lay your pattern to fit the best fabric consumption, transfer patterns, use the right applications and sew your blouse using the right kind of seam finishes and fastenings to proudly wear your creation.

Pattern Making (B) - Make a Skirt Block (B)

3 week course

Day: Thursdays

Times: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: Check back for dates in Autumn

Learn to take measurements and accurately make your customised skirt block. Understand figure shaping with darts, correct your toile and make a your block that can be used to make several styles of skirts to your perfect fit. This skirt block will compliment the Bodice Block (A) to make a 2 part dress or a tailored suit dress.

Dress Making (B) - Make your Skirt with the Skirt Block B

5 week course

Day: Thursdays

Times: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: Check back for dates in Autumn 2018

This course will teach you how to use your customised skirt block to make an A- line skirt for yourself. You will be guided to make your own skirt pattern, lay your pattern, make your toile, use the appropriate fastenings and finishes to take away a beautifully made customised skirt.