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This course has been designed for those that have been sewing from commercial patterns, have a good knowledge of sewing and want to be able to develop their own patterns.

Instructed by Jenni, over the four week course she will work with you on three different skirt styles from your skirt pattern blocks and adding design details. Creating patterns from a block in your standard size, you will also get tips on fitting, sewing techniques and finishing options.  You will learn to draft A Line Skirts, Circle Skirts, Pencil Skirts and you will pattern make your own design.

This course is exclusively pattern making. Students are still welcome to use all the sewing lounge hours and social sewing nights to make the patterns they have drafted. To get the most out of your course, you will need to allow for time during your week to make toiles of your patterns as homework. There are also Social Sewing nights and the sewing lounge hours when you are welcome to come outside of the class sessions to make your garments during the course.

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Class Schedule

2 hour Introduction on Thursday 23rd March from 6-8pm Followed by 4 x weekly 3 hour workshops starting Thursday 30th March at 6pm.

What you will learn
  • How to use a skirt block
  • How to include designer details & extensive technique training
  • How to draft an A Line, a Circle Skirt, a Pencil and your own unique design
What you will get
  • A skirt block in your size
  • Multiple skirt patterns drafted by you in class

What to bring
  • Pattern making paper is supplied by Thread Den
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ If you are familiar with patterns, understand some terminology and pattern markings, this is a skill level you are ready for.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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03 March 2016 • Pattern Drafting Course - Skirts ✄✄✄

This class is exactly what it says - intensive! I enjoyed creating my own skirt patterns from my own personal skirt block. Having attended other pattern drafting courses with Amy M, I was able to bring some of my earlier skills to this class, including being able to make a pattern from an existing skirt from my wardrobe (Copy a Garment you Love). I love how the courses at Thread Den create a knowledge and skill base that can be used in other courses at Thread Den. This course is as easy or as challenging as you want it to be, depending on the complexity of the skirt patterns you want to make. It was extremely well taught.