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Torso Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

How to draft skirts from your own designs


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Description

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 individual courses: 

  1. The Skirt - mid 2019
  2. The Bodice- January 2019
  3. The Torso - March 2019

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

Over the 24 hour Torso course students will:

  • Draft and fit a torso block & sleeve block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts, yokes & design lines
  • Drafting French cuffs, contoured cuffs, rolled up cuffs. Advanced students – vertical pleats,
    crescent shapes & extended caps
  • Design waisted dresses
  • Design waistless dresses, and 
  • Design jumpsuits

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.

Delivered and designed by My Best Friend Jen, our workshops are social and designed for modern guys and girls 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.


Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Draft and fit a torso block to your own measurements
  • A variety of styles developed from a torso block
  • Creating a variety of dresses and even jumpsuits
What you will get
  • A fitted torso 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
  • Course kit (list provided at booking confirmation)
  • For toiles, students will need calico
  • A3 Blank Page Journal
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Perfect for students who have used sewing patterns and made a few garments alike our Circle Skirt or Sigma Dress


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Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create - face-to-face and online.

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.

Thread Den has developed a model for online workshops that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention. The wonderful feedback received from our online participants has uplifted us [teachers] during this time so much! Online workshops will continue to be part of Thread Den’s workshop schedule and we can't wait to incorporate the great teaching tools and methods we’ve used online when we teach off line.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. 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.  

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

For face-to-face workshop s - 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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Samantha

17 May 2019 • Torso Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

The class wasn't exactly what I expected but it was fun. The course outline says you'll draft a torso pattern to fit your own measurements, but that's not quite correct. Instead, you'll take a standard block and add/subtract your measurements to it. You will learn to draft collars, cuffs etc however I found that we were required to do most of the actual pattern drafting at home, after being briefly shown how during class. Sometimes there were handouts to go along with the demonstration, but not always. A lot of the drafting is done at half scale using a standard block. This felt like a bit of a waste of time as of course you won't be able to use these for yourself and you'll need to redo the work on your full size pattern. Jen is lovely but talks a lot and loses track of time so the classes ended up being a bit disorganised and often rushed.

Thread Den

23/05/2019

Hi Samantha, 

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of the Torso drafting course. I think there maybe some handouts that you are missing - you should have one for each week, except the final 3 weeks. As you've said, this is a course teaching the skills and building a reference tool for you that includes smaller scale drafting, handouts and practical drafting of just the elements. It is a shame that we can't do more drafting of full size garments, but there is just too much to cover. 

Danielle