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Pattern Cutting Skirt Block and Skirt Design

one blue and one peach skirt

Having an idea for a design can be very exciting but its important to know how to take that idea and transfer into something wearable. All garment designs initially are worked from Blocks. In this course you will learn how to create your own personal skirt block on paper, make up a toile and check for fit adapting as necessary, then using your block learn some basic skills to add design and detail turning your own design into a skirt.

Skill level- Beginner @ pattern cutting, Intermediate in Sewing

The topics we aim to cover

  • Flat Pattern Cutting
  • Learn what measurements you need to take
  • Drawing up your own Skirt Block
  • Adding seam allowances
  • Making a skirt block toile
  • Method of skirt Construction
  • Determining pattern alterations for a good fit
  • Design and fabric grain and drape
  • Using your Skirt Block in design and how to adapt for your own creations
  • Estimating fabric amounts
  • Making up a toile in your own design.

What to bring to the class

We will provide Pattern cutting Paper






Extra Large Set square if you have one

1 Metre Calico to make up your initial toile

Fabric for your final skirt

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

maximum in class 4


Aly Warner

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