In-person course
in Ilminster

Dress Block Sewing Workshop



A block is a basic starting point for pattern making. It is a fitted darted shape to fit the figure, from which paper dressmaking patterns are made. The course begins with taking measurements then constructing the block from the body measurements. Initially this will be made on pattern paper, then transferred to card or stronger brown paper once the block is confirmed as being the correct fit. This course would be suitable for students who would like to make paper patterns to fit themselves. Have a keen interest in sewing garments and a good understanding of garment construction. Progression from this please see the workshop on the 6th March 2023 "Basic Pattern Cutting". You will need to bring your sewing machine to the course. Tutor Information Jenny Harrison has a City and Guilds in Soft Furnishings, 7900 Certificate in Education. She has written articles for Sewing World magazine in the past and has taught City and Guilds for Somerset College of Art in soft furnishings for 10 years. Jenny now has her own private sewing classes in Taunton.

What's included in the price?

Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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