Pattern Cutting & Sewing


Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
11 January to 8 February 2022
5 sessions £110
22 February to 29 March 2022
6 sessions £125

Pattern cutting and sewing class: Bodice Block

Tutor: Sokha Soong

This course is an introduction to pattern cutting for both men and women. It is aims to give you knowledge and understanding of pattern cutting and how it is used to develop the desired designs. For this beginner’s class, you will learn to construct your own personal block. Learn how to take measurements and how to sew up your own toile, (a sample of your block made from calico)

The Block you can choose from for womenswear are:
CLOSE FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for close fitted tops and dresses
EASY FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for loose fitted tops and dresses
THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE BLOCK – ideal for both blocks above

The block you can choose from for menswear are:
THE CLASSIC SHIRT BLOCK
THE TAILORED SHIRT BLOCK – a closer fitting shirt with a wider shoulder line
THE CASUAL SHIRT BLOCK
THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE – ideal for all three blocks

Entry Requirements:
This course is for adult learners (18+) men and women, with no knowledge or experience in pattern cutting or sewing.

What you will gain from this course:
• A bodice block/ shirt block
• A one-piece sleeve block
• A sample of your block made in calico (toile)
• A sleeve placket and cuff sample
• A collar and collar stand sample
• Knowledge in how to thread and use a sewing machine
• Learn how to insert a sleeve head into the armhole
• Learn how to do the fitting of your toile
• Learn how to make amendment to the toile and then transfer it to the block

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