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Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

How to draft skirts from your own designs


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 A4/A3 Journal & "How Patterns Work" by Assembil Books is a great value reference book
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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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunding Your Booking

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Cancelling Your Booking

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop, or the commencement date (within all other terms) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Effective 26 May 2020

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




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Terms & Conditions

If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.

Refund Policy 

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Cancelling Your Booking 

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop, or the commencement date (within all other terms) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Medical Events

  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or copy of a COVID-19 testing referral you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • In the event of a medical emergency we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Marta

07 December 2018 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

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

Cathy

20 February 2018 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

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 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

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.