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Dressmaking Essentials - Understanding Dressmaking Patterns

Skill Level: No experience necessary
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: £35

Learn the ins and outs of a commercial pattern.

Getting started with dressmaking? This short 1.5 hour session will help you read and understand patterns. To help you demystify the markings and symbols and get you on the road to dressmaking realisation.

Working from a commercial pattern, you'll learn:

  • How to measure yourself correctly
  • Correct size selection
  • What to do if you are in-between sizes
  • Transferring pattern markings onto your fabric
  • Understanding the symbols
  • Pattern adjustments to suit your figure
  • Laying out the paper patterns efficiently
  • Understanding fabrics, grain lines and seam allowances
  • How to pick the ideal fabrics

This session will give you the tools to get started confidently with dressmaking. Our Shift Dress or any of our dressmaking courses are great follow up sessions; putting theory into practise. Also great for our Clone your Clothes session - marking up your own patterns!

A glass of bubbles and good times included. If you have a pattern at home that you have any questions about, please bring it with you and we can answer any questions at the end.

No classes currently scheduled although please let us know you're interested and we'll add a date: info@saturdaysewingsession.co.uk

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