Taking and Understanding Your Measurements ✄

Next Available: Sat, 24 Mar 11:00AM
2.0 hours


Want to make clothes that you'll actually wear? 

Or maybe you've already had a sizing disaster and your not sure why. You are not on your own! Click here to read our post "Seriously Confused by Sewing Sizes?" and discover that you are in very good company.  You can't just select the size you buy from fashion stores when choosing what size to make and we're going to help you understand why!

Join us for a workshop that is a total game changer.  Only 2 hours that will take you from making stuff, to making clothes that you will wear.  

  • We will teach you how to take measurements accurately.
  • Where to take measurements on your body.
  • How to choose your size on the back of a pattern envelope.
  • Discover how to work out finished garmet size.
  • Understand what is "ease".
  • Learn about the vast difference between retail sizing and dressmaking sizing.
  • Get an idea of how you can adapt patterns to fit the fact that our bodies are all different sizes.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Class Schedule

Two hours in duration

What you will learn
  • How to take accurate measurements
  • How to choose your size when sewing
  • Understanding ease
What you will get
  • A set of your own measurements for dressmaking
  • Game changing knowledge for your sewing!
  • Detailed notes

What to bring
  • Notebook & pen
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Relevant to all sewing levels


Thread Den

Vendor sincce 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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24 November 2017 • Taking and Understanding Your Measurements ✄

Detailed class where we got to take all the different measurements and explain about the different considerations when making clothing. Very informative class if you are interested in fitting your own garments perfectly.


12 December 2016 • Taking and Understanding Your Measurements ✄

Very informative, certainly learned new things about retail dress sizes that I didn't know before! Thanks for the class!


26 May 2016 • Taking and Understanding Your Measurements ✄

This was a great class as it opened up how shop-brought measurements are created. It was great to learn how to tailor a pattern based on our own 'odd' measurements. Was well worth the time.

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