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How to Grade Basic Sewing Patterns


Next Available: Sun, 26 Jan 2:00PM
3.0 hours
Over 50 people have attended this class
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Description

Does this sound familiar...

  • Scored an amazing vintage pattern but it's the wrong size?
  • Cut your pattern when you made it the first time, but you've now changed size?
  • Drafted your own pattern for you and now your bestie wants one in her size?

You could be grading those little beauties up or down to the right size.

This workshop will be a practical class where you will grade a variety basic pattern elements; shirt fronts and backs, skirt fronts and backs (combining both to dresses) and sleeves. Please note that only the basics are covered. We want everyone to get the class that they expect, there is only basic grading information on pant crotch and bust - you are not learning about full bust adjustments and correcting fitting problems.  


Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • How to take patterns up or down a couple of sizes
  • The tools you need for pattern drafting
What you will get
  • The basic knowledge to start grading patterns
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
  • notepad and pen
  • A pattern you would like discuss
What to wear

casual

Appropriate for

✄✄ While there is no sewing in this class, you will get the most from it If you're familiar with patterns, some terminology & pattern markings.


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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.

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Bronwyn

26 January 2019 • How to Grade Basic Sewing Patterns

It was a pretty good class. It was good that it was so hands-on, but there could have been a little more information in the pamphlet to go home with, because the class goes very quickly with little time to take all of the information in. The pamphlet is too small, so makes the writing difficult to see. A lot of time is spent cutting out the scaled down pattern pieces at the beginning of the class, perhaps this could be pre-prepared to concentrate more on the job of grading patterns,.

Thread Den

20/02/2019

Thank you for your feedback - we have now added pre-printed scaled down blocks as you have very thoughtfully suggested.

Tracey

22 January 2019 • How to Grade Basic Sewing Patterns

This course gave me a better understanding of how to grade patterns. Although the course is not meant for alterations, it certainly shows how the concepts relate and how I might be able to upsize Japanese or vintage patterns.

Thread Den

20/02/2019

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We have now added pre-printed scaled down blocks for use in class.

Lyndie-Leigh

25 July 2018 • How to Grade Basic Sewing Patterns

Great overview of grading patterns. Learnt a lot! Thank you.

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