Beginners Pattern Cutting Workshop evening course - The Bodice



Looking to enhance your sewing skills or design and make your own garments?

Our fashion making and pattern cutting short courses will give you the techniques and tools to create your own designs and turn them into a reality.

Basic Pattern cutting workshop - evening class
Bodice block

Have you ever wanted to design and make your own clothes? Maybe you get frustrated that you can never find the clothes you'd like to wear or that fit you properly. Would you like to learn how create the latest seasons statement details?

In this beginners course you will learn the art of pattern making.. You will practice how to use specialist equipment, learn pattern terminology and be shown how to draw, with accuracy and confidence, the correct information that should be on finished patterns.

You will learn basic pattern cutting techniques to help you design and make your own clothes. You will draft a foundation bodice block as a basis for making a pattern for your design. From this basic block, you will create a calico toile and be shown how this can be adapted to your own measurements. Using your adapted pattern, you will then be taught how to create fashion details on your bodice, such as darts, yokes, pleats and gathers. You will have a pattern block and your own calico bodice pattern to take home with you.

What could I go on to ?
You could go on to the sleeve block course, followed by the dress block, onto the trousers and finishing with the jacket block workshop dates.

What to bring with you
Note book
A4 file and envelopes to create your own pattern cutting file.which you can use in the future.

The pattern cutting for the bodice workshop is held over three evenings. Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9pm, beginning on August 26th and continuing until September 9th

Please note :-
All workshops are held on the second floor with access via the stairs
All participants must wear a mask
Workshop leader will wear a mask or visor
Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout

The tutor for this workshop is Peter Foster and there are 6 places available.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All pattern making equipment and calico fabric is included in this workshop

Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided


Paula Cain at Cambria Costume House
2nd Floor, 43-47 High Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


7½ hours (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

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