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Pattern Drafting Course - Skirt Designs


Next Available: Sat, 25 Jan 2:00PM
3.0 hours x 6 Weeks
Over 20 people have attended this class
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Description

Skirt patterns is the ideal garment to start your drafting with.  Thread Den's pattern drafting program is designed to enable you to be creating and producing garments designed by you. Learning to pattern draft will open up a world of unique style and creativity that you will have for a lifetime.

Our program is made up of 3 individual courses: 

  1. The Skirt - next in January 2020
  2. The Bodice- mid 2020
  3. The Torso - late 2020

(Bodice designs stop like a shirt, Torso drafting includes full garments like dresses and jumpsuits).

Delivered and designed by My Best Friend Jen, our workshops are designed for modern students who want to develop a creative passion. Our pattern drafting program is ideal for individuals who have been sewing from commercial sewing patterns, understand the pattern markings and have a grasp on sewing terminology.  

The workshop schedule for each includes pattern drafting lessons, not sewing sessions. To make the most of your course, you want to allow for time to make toiles of your drafted patterns.


Over the six workshops course students will:

  • Draft and fit a skirt block to your own measurements
  • Cover styles including: A Line, Pencil, Circle Skirts
  • Design gathers and wraps
  • Learn about darts and princess seams
  • Draft splits, pleats, gores
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, waistbands, facings and more

We utilise a number of techniques; working on calico, pattern paper, cardboard, full size and in third size scale. You will build up a reference tool that you will have for a lifetime of pattern drafting.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Draft and fit a skirt block to your own measurements
  • How to include designer details & extensive technique training
  • How to draft A Line, Circle Skirt, Pencil skirts and more
What you will get
  • A fitted skirt block
  • You will build a reference tool full of notes, patterns, samples and references
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Optional course kit (discussed in week 1)
  • For toiles, students will need calico (available from Thread Den)
  • Blank Page Journal
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.


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Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

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.


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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations:

  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. 

Request for Transfer:

  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Effective 1 November 2019

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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Terms & Conditions

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 studio in cash, EFT or credit card.

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

The full terms and conditions are available on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Marta

07 December 2018 • Pattern Drafting Course - Skirt Designs

Really useful lesson on how to make different kinds of skirts with many tips and tricks.

Cathy

20 February 2018 • Pattern Drafting Course - Skirt Designs

Well taught and well paced workshop that teaches the skills to draft any sort of skirt to my own measurements. Starts with creation of my own skirt block from which all skirts are drafted. Also included in the class was how to fit a skirt block toile.

Cathy

03 March 2016 • Pattern Drafting Course - Skirt Designs

This class is exactly what it says - intensive! I enjoyed creating my own skirt patterns from my own personal skirt block. Having attended other pattern drafting courses with Amy M, I was able to bring some of my earlier skills to this class, including being able to make a pattern from an existing skirt from my wardrobe (Copy a Garment you Love). I love how the courses at Thread Den create a knowledge and skill base that can be used in other courses at Thread Den. This course is as easy or as challenging as you want it to be, depending on the complexity of the skirt patterns you want to make. It was extremely well taught.