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Sew Swansea
Unit 11,
Elysium Studios,
34a Orchard Street, Swansea,

Over the course of 4 weeks, you will prepare and complete a mini technical file consisting of 4 self-drafted pattern blocks. You will have homework to complete which will consist of cutting and sewing your bodice and sleeve toiles. We will not be making trouser or skirt toiles.

You will need calico or curtain lining, old clean duvet covers etc, plain is preferable, for making your toiles - please bring at least 1m to the first session.
You will also need a folder to keep the printouts from each session.

Everything else will be provided, drafting paper, equipment and refreshments.


Over the course of 4 weeks you will practice;

  • Taking correct body measurements
  • drafting a bodice block pattern
  • drafting a trouser block pattern
  • drafting a sleeve block pattern
  • drafting a skirt block pattern
  • Dart manipulation
  • Adjustments
  • Fitting of bodice and sleeve

We will also discuss how to alter your patterns, adjust and manipulate darts and shapings. Work on some of your bodice adjustments on your toile and learn about other elements of pattern drafting.

Please note you won't be making any finished garments during these sessions, they are to help you to understand pattern drafting, produce basic blocks to your own measurements and to enable you to produce garments at home.

You will have homework to sew up your calico toile ready for the following weeks sessions.

Limited spaces are available, so book now!

4 week Pattern Drafting Course.

Dates Available
  • If you would like to pay deposit now to secure your place and the remainder before the start of the course, please contact me to arrange this.

    This class runs from 7pm-9pm over 4 weeks (same day every week- please check this listing to see which dates/days are availble).  Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start.

    By booking onto this workshop you are confirming you have read, understood and agree to our Workshop Policies.

    Tea and biscuits will be on hand to boost your drafting stamina.

    Pre booking is essential as there are limited spaces available.

    All images are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect the product you are booking to make.

    Any questions? Please get in touch.

  • No refunds are given. Classes can not be credited or swapped.