Create A Skirt Pattern And Make It! Summer school in London

Duration: 2 days 10:00-17:00

Price: £107

Run by: Reception Team
at Mary Ward Centre

020 7269 6054

42 Queen Square

Contact course provider

About the Course

An introductory pattern cutting class aimed at complete beginners wanting to create their own garments.

Who is this course for
Learn the essentials of flat pattern cutting. This short introductory pattern cutting class is aimed at complete beginners wanting to create their own garments. Starting with your personal set of measurements you will learn how to create a basic skirt 'block pattern' to fit you. This can then be used to create endless patterns for your own designs. On this course you will learn how to create a simple 'A' line skirt perfect for your summer wardrobe.

You can learn how to adapt these templates further by adding flare, creating exciting silhouettes, adding design detail by progressing onto our BTEC Award in Pattern Cutting in the Autumn Term.

This course is for anyone who has an interest in fashion who wants to learn to make their own blocks and patterns for dress-making. You can be a complete beginner at pattern cutting and do not need to have any previous experience. You will need to be able to do simple calculations, to use rulers and other measuring equipment. Places are limited so sign up as soon as possible and be sure to scroll down to see what you will need.

What does this course cover
Initially you will be taught how to take accurate body measurements using these to make your own size skirt block. You will learn how to adapt the 'block' to make an A Line skirt. Students will be expected to collect their own inspiration for their skirt designs.

By the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Be able to take accurate body measurements.
2. Learn how to draft the skirt block to your own measurements.
3. Understand how to make adaptions to your skirt block.
4. Understand and use garment making terminology

We endeavour to accommodate all students. Please let us know in advance if you have mobility requirements so that we can make sure the class takes place in a fully accessible environment.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch for more details and to book your place!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Course Start Dates

Thursday 26th July 2018

Browse all UK Sewing courses

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.