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Draft your own skirt block- Pattern cutting course

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

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Draft your own skirt block- Pattern cutting course

Learn how to tailor your very own skirt block pattern and begin making tops and blouses  exactly the way you want.

Course held on a single Sunday 

Pattern making course

Frustrated that you can never find patterns in styles you like, or do you find your body is not a standard size?
Why not learn the art of pattern drafting and make a  bodice block tailored exactly to your measurements? Over this 1 day course you will measure yourself and draft a personalised skirt  block, tailored specifically to your body.
Learn how to measure yourself to make a perfect fitting pattern block Draft your own pattern block- Pattern making class with The thrifty Stitcher
Using your pattern block you can begin to draft your own patterns in any style you like. It's also a great tool for making adjustments to commercial patterns too
In this class you will learn:

  • How to take your own accurate body measurements 
  • Draft a bodice block based on your own unique measurements 
  • Make a muslin or toile (a mock-up version of your pattern)
  • Simple pattern adjustments and manipulations
Draft your own sewing patterns

Pattern drafting tools and equipment


Note: You will not make any actual clothes in this class just a muslin and the skirt  block. You must have some experience sewing garments before taking this class.

When:  11 am- 5 pm Sunday July 31st

Cost: £85 (max number of 5 students per session)
Time: 11 am - 5 pm . Arrive on time as session starts promptly!
Materials required: All tools, equipment and  materials provided.
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and snacks provided.
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The Thrifty Studio
Unit 21, 4-6 Shelford Place
Stoke Newington
N16 9HS London
United Kingdom

Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

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Claire-Louise Hardie is the Sewing Producer to "The Great British Sewing Bee" and Author of "The Great British Sewing Bee- Fashion with Fabric" She's also a professional Costumier and Guest presenter on Create and Craft TV.  We offer small sized, friendly sewing classes and courses in Stoke Newington North London. 

Our mission is to de-mystify the art of sewing and clothes making, showing you just how easy and fun it can be. We offer a range of contemporary sewing classes, suitable for adults at all levels. Fitting is our passion, and we love to helping students make clothes that fit.

Come and be inspired at our lovely working studio, and leave with a passion for sewing

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