Saturdays, 23 and 30 October | 10:45am – 4:30pm | £250
Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats.
You will be taught to use a block, identify balance lines, take measurements from the body and make basic fitting adjustments, dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing to create style lines and design components such as pleating and gathers, work with seam allowances and sew a toile, pattern terminology and how to use specialist equipment. Demonstrations will use size 10 fashion blocks.
No pattern cutting experience is necessary. This course is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn the principles as well as anyone who may have dressmaking experience but who now wants to experiment with their own patterns.
Equipment: Calico and specialist equipment is provided.
Michelle Lewis has worked as a pattern maker for London’s most renown luxury fashion labels, including Zandra Rhodes, Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi and Erdem. She has recently been employed internationally, to develop patterns for Burberry.
Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch.
Ticket: £250 includes materials and exhibition entry.
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