The aim of this new format workshop (1.5 days) is to equip you with a personal-fit skirt block to enable you to work confidently in pattern making new designs. Using our industry-standard blocks, you'll develop a basic skirt block for your own personal fit and use. This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels and of special interest to sewers and pattern makers who want to understand their own personal Fit Rules.
In the first day of training: students use a detailed set of their own body measurement to modify an industry standard trouser block. All pattern alterations for personal-fit needs (Hip Tilt, Full Flat Butt Adjust, etc.) will be demonstrated during the session and carried out by each student where required. Taking body measurements and understanding your own Fit Rules is a crucial aspect of these workshops. Many of the standard fit alterations used in pattern making will be covered in a detailed workbook that is included in the workshop fee.
At the end of the first day of training you'll leave with a first toile block pattern ready to be cut, sewn and fitted. This 1.5 day workshop is spread over a 1 week period to give you an opportunity to toile and fit your basic skirt block and make the appropriate pattern changes. A half-day Fit & Alter session has been added, to the usual one day workshop, to make sure you succeed in achieving an excellent fit. As you work your way through the toile making process you'll gain a greater understanding of the Fit Rules and pattern alterations required to get all patterns to work for you.
The focus is this workshop is on fit and balance and does not include individual garment or design detail. After completing this training, you'll leave confident in your understanding of your skirt block, and ready to begin basic pattern making to be able produce your own skirt design patterns.