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Pattern Drafting & Cutting (Womenswear)

Pattern Drafting & Cutting (Womenswear)

Duration: 9 evening sessions - each session is 1hour30min.

Price: £138

Run by: Leann Marshall-Jones
at LeannMarieDesign

The Old Junior School
South View Rd
South Yorkshire
S7 1DB

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About the Course

About the course:
This course is ideal for learners who already have a sewing background and have perhaps used commercial or shop bought patterns to make garments. This course will support learners when drafting a block and dress pattern from scratch and will provide learners with the opportunity to see it realised in a finished garment.
The course will be delivered over 9 evening sessions (Every Wednesday from the 22nd March at 7.15pm) and will require a little private sewing work in between the sessions. The course will guide learners through measuring, drafting, fittings, alterations, layplanning and cutting.
Sessions are flexible and can be tailored / adjusted to meet the needs of learners. The latter part of the course will allow delegates to choose in which direction they personally want to take their own learning. Options include drafting approaches to various types of skirts / waistbands and sleeves. Sessions are designed to be creative, inspiring and supportive and will provide a stimulating environment in which to develop dress making skills.

About the tutor:
Formally trained in design and garment construction to degree level (BA Hons), Leann has worked professionally as a costumer in film and theatre as well as having worked in couture retail. Additionally Leann can offer made-to-measure and design services in womenswear as well as interior soft furnishings. Having recently returned to the industry full time Leann now runs a bespoke bridal wear design service, alongside prom wear, alterations and occasional interior styling and design projects.
Leann has lived and worked in both Sheffield and London as a freelancer and also a teacher (P.G.C.E). Later, she served in management as a secondary school teacher, offering textiles, fashion, art and interior design as specialist subjects. Currently, alongside full time design work, Leann still does a small amount of teaching, through her own private workshops and also at Nottingham Trent University.

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

What's included in the price?

Drafting paper is included.
Tracing paper is included.
Sewing machines are provided for the sessions, though delegates may prefer to bring their own. There will be some sewing work required in between sessions, so ideally delegates should have access to a machine when at home.

Delegates will need to bring their own sewing kits and calico and a kit list can be issued at the time of booking. Please contact the course provider for your kitlist at

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.