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Introduction to Bodice Pattern Drafting 2 day course

Looking to achieve the perfect fit for your shape and create bespoke patterns of your own? In our Introduction to bodice Pattern Drafting course, we’ll show you how to take super accurate measurements and create a block bodice which can be used with the block made on the Introduction to skirt pattern drafting.  You will be guided through how to fit the blocks to your measurements and adapt the pattern into a basic fitted dress.  

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
  • how to adapt your pattern blocks to create a simple,  dress

All tools and material are provided

Tutor: Elaine Bell and Deb Roe

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.

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Introduction to Bodice Pattern Drafting 2 day course Thur 16th May to Fri 17th May 10am to 4pm

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