Do you have a favourite garment that fits you perfectly and would love to recreate it? Then this all day workshop is for you!

This course will teach you how to copy your clothes by making a pattern from an existing garment. You will leave the class with a perfectly fitted pattern and toile (test garment) ready to be made up as many times as you like and in all kinds of fabulous fabrics! So, if you like the sound of this here we we go!

What you will learn:

  • Copying the shape of your garment
  • Transferring seam lines, darts, gathers, tucks and any other design details
  • Adding seam allowances
  • Adding markings such as notches and balance marks
  • Reproducing pockets and any other design details
  • Making up a toile (test garment) to check the fit.

*Please note that this course is not suitable for beginners. You’ll need to have made a few garments as well as have some basic construction skills prior to attending the course. Because of the limited time frame, we recommend you bring something that is not too complicated. If in doubt, you could bring more than one garment and get advice from your tutor. Please note that depending on the scale of your project and on your skill level, you might not be able to get to the toile stage, but will however leave with the pattern ready to test at home.

What to bring:
To make your toile, please bring a length of calico or other cheap material as close as possible in weight and drape to the fabric you intend to use for the final garment.

*Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow prompt start. There will be tea, water and biscuits. Please bring a packed lunch with you if attending an all day course.

Anything else you’d like to know? Please read our FAQs page before contacting us!


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Additional Information

  • Once your booking is complete, you will receive an order confirmation and a receipt from us, as well as a receipt from Paypal. Please check your junk or promotional folders if you can’t find them in your main inbox.
  • You will also receive a welcome/further info email a couple of days before the course/class starts. Please check the other folders as mentioned above if it doesn’t reach your inbox.
  • Bookings are non refundable and only transferable subject to availability and to our discretion. Please read our Terms & Conditions  for more information.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early and wait outside the main entrance. We will come and let you in a few minutes before starting time. If you happen to be late please ring the Yellow Studio buzzer. Unfortunately we won’t be able to let you into the studio if you arrive earlier than 5 minutes before starting time.

Find Us

  • We are located in the Waterloo area, right opposite St Thomas’ Hospital A&E and within close walking distance from Waterloo, Lambeth North and Westminster stations.
  • The Old Paradise Yard can be tricky to find and phone maps directions will send you to the wrong place. Please click here for detailed directions, transport links and our address.