2 day Introduction to Patternmaking - Skirt Drafts & Fitting



Description

This class is for those that want to dip their toes into professional standard pattern drafting and block construction.

In a small group of 4-7 students, with the help of a professional teacher, you will learn how to: 

- draft a skirt block from your own measurements

- make a fitting toile out of calico, fit the skirt to your body type. During the fitting process we will be paying attention to grain and balance lines, and your teacher will talk about common fit adjustments.

- adjust your block to become the perfect pencil skirt with waistband and kickpleat

- transfer the finished pattern onto pattern card, mark, label and notch according to industry standards

- find out how to adjust the drafted and fitted block into other designs.

So come and join us for a fun weekend, learn something new and see if patternmaking is something you enjoy. We will be offering follow on classes so that you can keep building your skills. This course is perfect for the aspiring fashion designer!

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

- pencil, pencil sharpener, glue stick, sticky tape, eraser, note pad, pen, tape measure

- 1.5 mCalico for the fitting toile, ironed but NOT washed

- Tracing paper and drafting paper

- French Curve Ruler and straight ruler (or pattern making ruler)

YOU CAN PURCHASE A KIT FOR $12 INCL. 

calico for one fitting toile, two sheets of tracing paper, two sheets of drafting paper, 1m of pattern card (best quality oak tag)

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Class Schedule

Introduction to pattern making tools and processes. Draft your skirt block to your own measurements. Fit toile & transfer changes onto pattern card. Draft a waistband & facing. Learn how to adapt block to different skirt styles.

What you will learn
  • How to draft a skirt block (sloper) from your own measurements to professional standards. Your skirt block will be used to make all your future skirt patterns
  • How to sew up a fitting toile & make fit alternations for your own body type and others
  • How to add a waistband & kick pleat to create the perfect pencil skirt pattern, transfer to pattern card, mark and label to industry standards.
What you will get
  • Personal fitting
  • Handouts and notes are included so that you can draft and fit a skirt for anyone at anytime, not just yourself
  • Enjoy some bikkies and cups of hot tea during the class. Our classes are very social
  • Free use of our sewing machines during class time
  • Two days of small group tuition by a professional teacher

What to bring
  • Pencil, pencil sharpener, glue stick, sticky tape, eraser, note pad, pen
  • 1.5m Calico for the fitting toile, ironed but NOT washed (or buy some from us)
  • Tracing paper and drafting paper (or buy some from us)
  • French curve ruler and straight ruler (or some some from us)
What to wear

Come as you are, but please keep in mind that we will be fitting our skirts during the class (change room provided), so a pant suit would not be suitable.


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MAKEandLEARN

Vendor sincce 2014

We are a small business specializing in bringing fun and creative small group classes to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. At MAKEandLEARN, we teach sewing, pattern making, block construction, embroidery, knitting, crochet, patchwork and all things handmade. We also offer workshops on natural health and living, including massage, making herbal home remedies, natural cleaning products and natural spa and beauty products. Also check our fun hens parties and custom baby showers.

Small class sizes, cups of tea and biscuits, shared laughter make your learning experience a fun and social one.

Our teachers are always friendly and patient, and have a genuine desire to share their knowledge with you. We want you to really enjoy your class and feel inspired, so our classes are designed so that you walk away with a beautiful finished product at the end.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancellation policy

To ensure that every student receives plenty of attention and opportunities to ask questions during the class, we make it a priority to keep our class sizes small. Classes also require a minimum number of students to run.

For that reason, your enrollment in the class is final and cancellations will forfeit the full fee However, you can also transfer your place at that class to a friend or family member at no extra cost, just let us know.

So please double check your availability before making a booking as there will be no exceptions. If you do know in advance that you may be unavailable for a specific day of the class, please contact us prior to discuss. We may be able to accommodate you in an alternate class to make up for the missed class (this option is only available if confirmed at the time of booking.)

Missed Classes

We run small group classes, most of them sized between four to six students only. This means that our classes are usually fully booked. With prior arrangement (upon booking a class), we may be able to offer a make-up class at the teacher's discretion, given there is a space available in a parallel class.

However, we regret we do not offer make-up classes for missed classes in general, due to the small class size mentioned. If we did, we would have to change our business model to larger size groups, or significantly increase our prices to accommodate the extra students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation policy

To ensure that every student receives plenty of attention and opportunities to ask questions during the class, we make it a priority to keep our class sizes small. Classes also require a minimum number of students to run.

For that reason, your enrollment in the class is final and cancellations will forfeit the full fee unless we can fill the class after your cancellation. In that case we will happily refund your full fee or give you a credit towards a different class. You can also transfer your place at that class to a friend or family member at no extra cost, just let us know.

So please double check your availability before making a booking as there will be no exceptions. If you do know in advance that you may be unavailable for a specific day of the class, please contact us prior to discuss. We may be able to accommodate you in an alternate class to make up for the missed class (this option is only available if confirmed at the time of booking. 

Missed Classes

We run small group classes, most of them sized between four to seven students only. This means that our classes are usually fully booked. With prior arrangement (upon booking a class), we may be able to offer a make-up class at the teacher's discretion, given there is a space available in a parallel class.

However, we regret we do not offer make-up classes for missed classes unless agreed upon prior to booking, due to the small class size mentioned. If we did, we would have to change our business model to larger size groups, or significantly increase our prices to accommodate the extra students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

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