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Pattern Cutting Summer School – Now Booking!!

beginners pattern cutting patterncutting If you can never find what you want when looking for sewing patterns, maybe its time to have a go at pattern cutting and design your own! Pattern cutting is a valuable and useful skill that will enable you to draft patterns to your own measurements. No more tweaking and fiddling around with bought patterns to get them to fit. There will be no more than 4 people on this course so you will get lots of help and guidance. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Anyone who has used dressmaking patterns and is interested in designing their own clothes. You will get the most out of the course if you can do the following:

  • use a sewing machine
  • read a dressmaking pattern
  • basic arithmetic with or without a calculator.

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO BY THE END OF THE COURSE?

  • take an accurate set of body measurements
  • draft a skirt and trouser block to your own measurements
  • make and fit a calico toile (sample garment)
  • make some simple style adaptations to a basic block
  • make a pattern and toile from your own design for a skirt or trousers.

NOTE – this course teaches flat pattern cutting techniques, not draping on the stand. Tues 18th to Fri 21st August | 10am – 4pm | £550 Only 4 places available so don’t miss out! Ring 01273 693451 or email miyworkshop@gmail.com to book your place. (A 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your place with the balance due by 17th July.)

Tutor: Wendy Ward

Pattern Cutting Workshop – the end result

Sunday saw another successful Pattern Cutting workshop – a day to have a dabble in the world of pattern cutting and leave with a pattern for a skirt made to your own measurements.

A lovely bunch of students worked really hard and produced 4 perfect toiles:

Here’s some of their thoughts on the day:

“Amazing what you can learn in a day!”

“Really enjoyed myself.  Wendy was so knowledgeable and easy going.”

What did you enjoy most about the day?

“Have a finished product to take home and learning lots of new skills.”

“To have a complete product at the end having started from scratch and it fits!”

Keep an eye on my list of Sunday workshops for the next Pattern Cutting workshop.  I also regularly run weekly pattern cutting courses.  The next one starts in October but is fully booked.  There will be more, email me at miyworkshop[at]gmail.com to be added to my mailing list so that you’re first to hear about new dates.

Two pattern cutting courses starting in the Autumn – booking now!

PATTERN CUTTING FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

If you can never find what you want when looking for sewing patterns, maybe it’s time to have a go at pattern cutting and design your own!

Pattern cutting is a valuable and useful skill which will enable you to draft patterns to your own measurements.  No more tweaking and fiddling around with bought patterns to get them to fit.

Beginners will start with skirts.  Students that have previous pattern cutting experience will move onto trousers or bodices.

There will be no more than 4 people on this course so you will get lots of help and guidance.

DATES:

6 week course £90  Tuesdays 11-1pm  |  Sept’ 11th, 18th, 25th, Oct’ 2nd, 9th, 16th
4 week course £90  Saturdays 10-1pm  |  October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who has used dressmaking patterns and is interested in designing their own clothes.
You will get the most out of the course if you can do the following:
• use a sewing machine
• read a dressmaking pattern
• basic arithmetic with or without a calculator.

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO BY THE END OF THE COURSE?

• take an accurate set of body measurements
• draft a skirt (or trouser or bodice block) to your own measurements
• make and fit a calico toile (sample garment)
• make some simple style adaptations to a basic block
• make a pattern and toile from your own design.

NOTE – this course teaches flat pattern cutting techniques, not draping on the stand.

To book a place contact Wendy at MIY Workshop, 33 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YB, email miyworkshop[at]gmail.com or ring 01273 693451 or 775951.

Beginners’ Pattern Cutting Course

If you can never find what you want when looking for sewing patterns, maybe it’s time to have a go at pattern cutting and design your own!

Pattern cutting is a valuable and useful skill which will enable you to draft patterns to your own measurements.  No more tweaking and fiddling around with bought patterns to get them to fit.

The first course starts with skirts.  There will be no more than 4 people on this course so you will get lots of help and guidance.

5 week course £85. 

Dates: Every Tuesday 12-2pm  |  June 26, July 3,10,17,24

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone who has used dressmaking patterns and is interested in designing their own clothes.  You will get the most out of the course if you can do the following:

  •  use a sewing machine
  •  read a dressmaking pattern
  •  basic arithmetic with or without a calculator.

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO BY THE END OF THE COURSE?

  •  take an accurate set of body measurements
  •  draft a skirt block to your own measurements
  •  make and fit a calico toile (sample garment)
  •  make some simple style adaptations to a basic skirt block
  •  make a skirt pattern and toile from your own design.

NOTE – this course teaches flat pattern cutting techniques, not draping on the stand.

To book your place contact Wendy by email: miyworkshop[at]gmail.com or ring: 01273 693451 or 775951.