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

This weekend course is a consolidated version of my popular 4week pattern drafting course.
You will prepare and complete a mini technical file consisting of 4 self-drafted pattern blocks. And sew up a bodice and sleeve in calico to your measurements, be shown how to adjust your bodice and alter to fit. We will not be making a skirt or trouser toile during these sessions

Please bring 2 metres of calico or plain woven cotton fabric with you - an old, clean duvet cover is ideal! And a folder for all of the handouts you will be given.

Everything else will be provided, drafting paper, equipment and refreshments. You will need to bring lunch


Over the course of the weekend 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

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.

Please note that this weekend course allows an extra 2 hours compared to the 4 week course to account for the sewing time needed in the sessions to make up your bodice and sleeve blocks

Limited spaces are available, so book now!

Pattern Drafting Weekend

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 11am-4pm on a WEEKEND 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 for different dates.

    Over 18s only. No refunds will be given if you book an under 18 onto any of our classes.