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Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

How to draft skirts from your own designs


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Description

Skirt patterns are the ideal garment to start learning the principles of drafting with.  Thread Den's pattern drafting program is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills to enable participants to be creating and producing garments designed by you! Learning to pattern draft will open up a world of unique style and creativity that you will have for a lifetime.

Our program is made up of 3 individual courses: 

  1. The Skirt - next in April 2021
  2. The Bodice - May 2021
  3. The Torso - mid 2021

(Bodice designs stop like a shirt, Torso drafting includes full garments like dresses and jumpsuits).

Delivered and designed by My Best Friend Jen, our workshops are designed for modern students who want to develop a creative passion. Our pattern drafting program is ideal for individuals who have been sewing from commercial sewing patterns, understand the pattern markings and have a grasp on sewing terminology.  

The workshop schedule is made up of pattern drafting lessons, not sewing sessions. To make the most of your course, you should allow for additional time to make toiles of your drafted patterns.


Over six workshops students will cover:

  • How to fit a skirt block to your measurements
  • Learn to draft styles including A-Line, Pencil, Circle Skirts
  • Design gathers and wraps
  • Learn about darts and princess seams
  • Draft design details like; splits, pleats, gores
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, waistbands, facings and more

We utilise a number of techniques; working on calico, pattern paper, cardboard, full size and in third size scale. During this course, you will build up a reference tool for a lifetime of pattern drafting.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Draft and fit a skirt block to your own measurements
  • How to include designer details & extensive technique training
  • How to draft A Line, Circle Skirt, Pencil skirts and more
What you will get
  • A fitted skirt block
  • You will build a reference tool full of notes, patterns, samples and references
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Optional course kit (discussed in week 1)
  • For toiles, students will need calico (available from Thread Den)
  • Blank Page A4/A3 Journal & "How Patterns Work" by Assembil Books is a great value reference book
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Sewciopath!: You have been using sewing patterns you pick up at Spotty, buy online from indie designers or download and print. The garments you have been making are from a wide variety of woven and knit fabrics, including challenging materials like silk blends. You are keen to gain knowledge that will allow you to alter patterns, improve the fit of garments, achieve impressive results and learn couture sewing techniques.


Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Marta

07 December 2018 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

Really useful lesson on how to make different kinds of skirts with many tips and tricks.

Cathy

20 February 2018 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

Well taught and well paced workshop that teaches the skills to draft any sort of skirt to my own measurements. Starts with creation of my own skirt block from which all skirts are drafted. Also included in the class was how to fit a skirt block toile.

Cathy

03 March 2016 • Skirt Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

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.