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Introduction to Pattern Drafting - The Bodice

Looking to achieve the perfect fit for your shape and create bespoke patterns of your own? In our Introduction to bodice Pattern Drafting workshop , we’ll show you how to take accurate measurements and create a basic block bodice.  You will be guided through how to fit the blocks to your measurements. 

What you will learn

  • how to measure yourself accurately
  • how to construct a bodice block from scratch
  • how to sew up a toile
  • how to fit your  bodice using the blocks
  • how to pin and mark your toile
  • how to transfer your markings to your block
  • how to perform alterations to your blocks
  • how to resolve common fitting issues
  • how to alter the neckline
  • how to rotate excess fabric into a dart
  • how to level the waistline
  • how to move a bust point

All tools and material are provided

SEW AT 174 

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) 

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. If you would like a hot drink prior to the start of the course there is Gusto Cafe very near to the Sew at 174 building and many independent coffee shops in the town.  Tea and Coffee available to make

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Introduction to Pattern Drafting - The Bodice Workshop in a day Sat 18th May 10am to 5pm

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