Learn how to make a dressmaking pattern
Learn how to read, prepare and use pattern for dressmaking. This class is designed for beginners to dressmaking and patterns but is also a great refresher for those who haven't sewn clothing in a while!
You will learn about the differences between commercial and independent patterns, how to use PDF patterns, what to look for on the pattern envelope, how to measure yourself and much more. We provide you with the tools, just bring some fabric to make a unique, handmade dressmaking pattern. We will also be looking into the symbolism and origins of patterns to enable you to gain a new appreciation of patterns and fabrics.
This session will focus on the preparation of the pattern and fabric for sewing, enabling you to start to create custom dresses to suit any occasion, season or mood! Create beautiful patterns which you can sew at home to create a stunning piece of wearable fashion and give your wardrobe a unique glow up for the summer season.
Sarah Laws is a sewing tutor and founder of Crafty Sew&So. She has a passion for bringing out the creativity in everyone through pattern, textiles and haberdashery. Sarah also started community group Leicester’s Crafty Ladies which brings together Leicester creatives to share and explore a wide range of crafts, sharing ideas and inspiration.