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Pattern Cutting Skills – Over garment or Jacket Design

November 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Pattern Cutting Skills – Over garment or Jacket Design

Mary-Louise will teach you how to take a basic bodice block and turn it into an over garment or jacket block . You will make a pattern and a toile.
Ideally you will already have a bodice block that fits you from having completed the two day pattern cutting course to create a dress that fits your unique shape. However if you do not have this you will be able to use a standard size block instead.
You can expect through practical activities in both paper and fabric to learn the following pattern cutting principles
Adjusting the fit to allow for more design ease including altering the neckline, shoulder and armhole to accommodate garments being worn underneath.
How to create a facing. To make changes to a basic facing to create a better fit and finish.
How to change a dart into a seam line or other method of disposing of fullness such as a pleat or gather.
Turn a block into a pattern with the addition of seam and hem allowances, grain lines, balance points and matching notches.
Make up a toile of your new design.
Analysing any fit issues that may have arisen from style changes. Please note the focus of the day is not about getting a perfect fit from a bodice pattern as this should ideally have been done previously.

You will need to bring:
Your bodice block that fits you if you have one.
A pencil, preferably a retractable one and a Biro or fine liner.
Calico or similar weight fabric to mock up your design. Approximately 2-3m.
A basic sewing kit.


November 4, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Franklins Salisbury
41 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7SU United Kingdom + Google Map
01722 554466


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