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Top and Sleeve Pattern Making Workshop

Getting that Perfect Fit!

  • 90 British pounds
  • Frill & Flounce, Town Gate, Wyke, Bradford, UK|Stitch Make Create, Manor Road, Horbury, Wakefield, UK

Service Description

Available dates and venues... Join me, Katie, for a weekend of pattern cutting and drafting up a basic, toile bodice with sleeves in calico to your personal measurements. The toile/mock-up’s purpose is create a standard top/bodice and sleeve block that will work as a template for your further creations. You will be able to take these away to make adaptations for your own unique designs. Alternatively, you could use them as a blueprint to assist you in making changes to bought patterns that just don’t fit as well as you would like. At the start of the weekend, you will receive a gift pack containing some goodies and enough calico to make your toile. There will be sewing machines provided and equipment, but if you have your favourite tools, such as your trusty shears, please feel free to bring them along.    A bit about me… I have a BA Honors degree in Fashion Design from Leeds Art University. Plus, a background of working as a Military Tailor following MoD specifications and as a technician assisting degree students to bring their wonderful creations to life! About the workshop… Day 1 9:30-16:00 (0.5 Lunch) - Introduction to Blocks and their purpose - Taking your measurements - Drafting bodice block with dart manipulation - Drafting sleeve block - Notches and their purpose - Construction basic bodice toile out of provided calico Day 2 9:30-16:00 (0.5 Lunch) - Continue construction basic bodice toile out of provided calico - Make adaptations to pattern - Basic pattern blocks will now fits individual and if time can move onto making basic changes to include a design choice. £90 for the whole weekend! The website is now fully set up to take payments now... HURRAY!!! But if you would like to spread the cost please email me at beforeyoustitch@icloud.com. Happy Sewing!


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Eligible to full refund except the deposit anytime until a week before start of the workshop. Unfortunately if canceling within a week before the start of workshop will result in no refund. If you do find yourself in a position where you do have to cancel please contact me as I will do my best to find a solution with you.


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