Sydney sewing social - Sunday 12th February!

Introduction to fitting - adapt your own block pattern
Fitting unpicked - Fit a dress block - 28th April - 19th May
Fitting unpicked - Fit a dress block - 28th April - 19th May

Introduction to fitting - adapt your own block pattern

Regular price $450.00
Unit price  per 

The next class will run on 2 consecutive Sundays -

Sunday 7th and 14th August - 10 am - 3.30 pm

This course allows you to gain confidence in measuring and fitting your own patterns.

You'll leave the class with a custom block to fit your body, which can be used to create your own dress, top and skirt patterns or check the fit of your sewing patterns, as well as gain lots of new skills for creating the perfect fit!

You'll receive a booklet with all the information you're learning in class, so you can carry on with confidence at home! As well as having access to our new community platform - a space to ask questions and connect with other makers!

PLEASE NOTE: We'll be working on a dress pattern in this class that can be used for dresses, tops and skirts.


Beginner level - however, we require that you know the basics of sewing construction and are confident completing a sewing project on your own. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Take your own measurements
  • Decide which size to sew
  • Understand garment and design ease
  • Make pre-toile adjustments
  • Prep and sew a toile
  • Gain the confidence to properly fit toiles
  • Follow the order of fitting
  • Test fit adjustments on your toile
  • Make fit adjustments to your pattern
  • Discuss other common fit issues you have
  • Use your block pattern to check the fit of your sewing patterns
  • If there's time - learn to make changes to your block to create designs!

What's included:

  • Base/block pattern (AUS sizes 8 - 30)
  • Fitting booklet with all the techniques so you can carry on at home
  • Toiling Fabric
  • Pattern paper
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Sewing Machines
  • Cutting Tables
  • Plenty of Hand Sanitizer and Wipes!

We have a selection of pattern-making equipment you can purchase if you want to carry on at home after your workshop!

What you'll need to bring:

  • Lunch (If the workshop falls on a weekend there will be a 30-minute break)
  • Notebook
  • Tight-fitting garments (e.g tight top and leggings) to wear underneath your toile if you'd prefer.

About your tutor:

Alys has many years of experience within the fashion industry. She has worked as a pattern maker for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Preen, steventai and Paper London. 

Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, from Nottingham Trent University - which is renowned for giving its students a strong skill base. This is where her love for pattern making developed, combining her enjoyment of maths and problem solving with art, sewing and creativity.


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