Latest Update!

New course date now available for December 2020!


Are you a a keen sewer with a few dressmaking projects under your belt, willing to expand your understanding of how patterns are drafted? Do you wish to learn how to draft a basic bodice block you will be able to use as a template to create endless designs? Do you wish to be able to create patterns that will require a minimal amount of alterations? Then this course ifs for you!

With the help of our expert tutors, you will be guided through the process of drafting a basic bodice block based on your own measurements and take away a block to create patterns that fit you like a glove!

The course will consist of two sessions with some homework in between.

Session 1

  • Taking accurate measurements
  • Drafting the block following your measurements


Cutting out and sewing the toile (test garment) together

Session 2

  • Checking the toile’s fit and making any necessary alterations
  • Transferring the alterations to the block
  • Cutting and sewing the final toile

What to Bring

1 metre of calico fabric. All other tools and equipment will be provided.


  • Monday 7th & 14th December 2020, 6:30pm-9.30pm


*Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow prompt start. There will be tea, water and biscuits.

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