Basic Patternmaking – draft your own skirt block

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Can't find the right skirt pattern out there in the shops?

Would you like a skirt which fits you perfectly?

Abigail Langley is a professional patternmaker who will walk you through the simple steps from taking your measurements right through to the finished sample. There are endlesss possibilities for you to make other fab skirts once you have your own basic skirt pattern.

Come and learn to draft your very own skirt pattern which will be made to fit you and nobody else but you!

The short course will cover...

* Basic pattern making principles and terminology *Taking body measurements* Using your own measurements to draw up a basic skirt onto paper (skirt will have darts, a zipper and a waistband)* Working out fabric metreage for your skirt, cutting out your skirt and then sewing it up in calico  to the fitting stage* Trying it on, fitting it on your body and then making any necessary adjustments to your pattern.

You will make  your skirt up in calico until your pattern is perfected (calico and patternmaking paper are included in the cost of the course). You can then make your skirt out of "real" fabric at home afterwards.  See "what to bring" below. 

 Please note : You need to have basic sewing skills for this course



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Please choose from the following dates

For all class bookings please call us on 93869977 or email :

Cost $120.00

You will need to bring

Calico and patternmaking paper are included in the cost of the course.

Please bring the following items on the day:

For pattern making
- Tape measure
- Ruler (centimetres or inches) - the longer the better
- An L shaped or square ruler if you have one
- Lead pencil, pencil sharpener and an eraser
- Paper scissors
- A4 envelope

For your skirt
- white or cream thread and dressmaking scissors
- Sewing machine if you have one or hire one of ours for $10

* Tea and bikkies are included but bring your lunch or snacks to help you through the day

Where to come to

22-28 Macpherson Street
Bronte NSW 2024

Parking is available in surrounding streets. For public transport hop on the 440 or the 360 bus and get off at the Lugar Street bus stop.