Back to site

Using a Commercial pattern


Using a commercial pattern:
Saturday 18th February, 10am - 4pm, £60

Baffled by what to do with a pattern and how to lay it out on your fabric; this course will give you a good start on learning to do basic dressmaking. You will learn how to:

- measure
- Equipment
- Preparing your pattern and basic adjustments
- Fabric grain; nap and patterned fabrics
- Laying on a pattern
- Pattern markings
- Transferring markings - tailor’s tacking and tracing wheel
- Preparing to sew!

There will be a folder with information sheets and some sample making - all included in price.

You will need to bring your pattern, scissors, pins, tape measure and thread for tacking or tracing wheel and paper. During the day there will be demonstrations and the opportunity to prepare, layout, cut out and mark your pattern ready for sewing!

Perfect to combine with our Basic Dressmaking Course. Book on both for £120.

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring along a packed lunch.

The workshop is with Bridget Goodhead. Bridget is a retired teacher. For many years she taught Design Technology and for 15 years, also taught nightschool, where the ladies did a variety of needlecrafts from dressmaking to machine knitting, embroidery and macrame (to name a few!)