Learn to Copy a Garment You Love ✄✄✄

What to Bring

  • A selection of 2 - 3 simple garments to learn to make your pattern(s) from (please don't bring stretch/knit garments unless you are familiar with sewing with them)
  • 3 metres of light to medium weight cotton calico (or a cheap fabric similar to your garments to make your toile)

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄✄✄ If you are familiar with patterns, understand some terminology and pattern markings, this is a skill level you are ready for.

Learn to Copy a Garment You Love ✄✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Twelve hours in duration.
  • Scheduled on 4 x Thursdays from 6-9pm Starting 22nd June.

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a pattern from a garment without pulling it apart
  • Improving the pattern fit
  • Making a toile

What You Get

  • Patternmaking paper and all the knowledge you need to make your initial toile (mockup)


Learn how to take a garment that you love and create a pattern from it.  You'll also make a toile of that garment.  Just think of it now... you could be making many versions of your favourite wardrobe item in all different colours!  You'll have your pattern for ever.

You can expect to finish 1 pattern and 1 toile (mock-up) in the course timeframe.  

Be easy on yourself and choose things that are simple for learning this technique. Nothing made from knit / stretchy fabric.  Not too many seams or details in the construction.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

Class Feedback

"Thank you lovely Amy for the awesome CopyCat workshop over the weekend.

Am LOVING my copied dress. Your expertise was indispensible, your energy magnetic and your students amazing... oh hang on... that was me! (the other girls in the class rocked too!)"

Monica - May 2013.

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Nov 2015

Amy MacDonald is a lovely teacher, calm, patient and highly skilled. There were only 3 of us in the class so we got lots of attention. 2 of us were beginner sewers so we needed it! We learnt to draft a pattern by drawing around a favourite garment, which is not as obvious as it sounds, and then sew it up in a toile out of cheap fabric. The class is spread over two Sundays all day so we weren't rushed. Even working hard, I only managed to half-finish the toile, but enough to make a pretty good imitation of the original. I am very pleased with it and can't wait to make it up in beautiful fabric. I highly recommend taking classes with Amy. You will certainly learn a lot in this class.