Copy your clothes workshop to create a Sewing Pattern
TIME: 1pm to 5pm
Do you have a favourite dress that fits you perfectly and would love to recreate it?
During this workshop you will learn how to copy your dress without opening any seams or deconstructing it in any way. You will learn how to create an exact copy of the pattern pieces and add the correct seam allowances, darts and pleats etc. whilst your garment stays completely intact. You will come away from class with your finished paper pattern (not a sewn garment).
Bring approx 3 garments
All Materials are included, dots and stars paper, pencils, rules etc.
Using techniques used by pattern makers, you will learn to use 2 methods to copy the dress
- Copying the shape of your garment
- Transferring seam lines, darts, gathers, tucks and any other design details
- Adding seam allowances
- Adding markings such as notches and balance marks
- Reproducing pockets and any other design details
- Basics of pattern drafting
- Adding balance lines, grain lines, seam allowances, notches and cutting instructions
- How to check the patterns for accuracy
Beginners are welcome. No previous pattern making experience is necessary, but you would benefit more you have some prior sewing experience.
You will come away from class with your finished paper pattern (not a sewn garment) so you can make it over and over again.
Why not book onto one of our Bring your own Sewing Workshops for guidance from one of our experienced sewing tutor. She will help you to understand how to sew your garment together with ease, using the correct garment construction methods and order of work.
174 Derby Road
Nottingham. NG9 7AY
There is limited on-street parking in Stapleford so we recommend one of the Broxtowe council carparks the nearest being Halls Road (2 minute walk) https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/roads-parking-travel/car-parks/stapleford-car-parks/
If you are arriving from Nottingham or Derby via the Trent Barton I4 the stop is Halls Road.
If you’ve any questions about accessibility or parking for blue badge holders then let me know.
You may wish bring a bottle of water with a replaceable lid into the classroom with you or you are welcome to bring flask or drinks and snacks.