Pattern Alteration and Fitting Techniques Workshop

Pattern Alteration and Fitting Techniques Workshop

Regular price £25.00
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Date and Time

We are taking a £25 deposit for this course with the final payment due one week before the course starts. The full cost of this class is £65.00 so the second payment will be for £40

Learning how to improve the fit of your handmade garments can seem bewildering but this workshop aims to give you the tools and techniques to do just that.

What you will learn:

You will firstly learn how to make some of the most common pattern alterations including 

  • Full/small bust adjustment
  • Correcting gaping necklines
  • Narrow shoulder adjustment 
  • Moving the bust point

Then, using your prepared toile, you will learn how to analyse and spot fitting problems as well as learning how to correct, pin and transfer the changes onto your paper pattern.

What you will need:

Preprepared toile and the paper pattern of your chosen garment ask us for advise if you are unsure. 

Pattern master and set square (if you have them)

Pencil, rular, rubber, marker pen


Seam ripper

Spare fabric

Tape measure

Level: You will need to have made garments before and have an understanding of dressmaking patterns

Duration: 10 - 4pm including a 30 minute lunchbreak

Why choose us?

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