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Bodice Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

How to draft bodices from your own designs


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Description

Thread Den's pattern drafting program is designed to enable you 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 individual courses: 

  1. The Skirt - April 2021
  2. The Bodice - June 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 social and designed for modern guys and girls 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 for each includes pattern drafting lessons, not sewing sessions. To make the most of your course, you want to allow for time to make toiles of your drafted patterns.

Over the 7 week course students will:

  • Draft and fit a bodice block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts
  • Draft princess seams
  • Create different sleeve styles
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, necklines, facings and more

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


Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Draft and fit a bodice block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts and princess seams
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, necklines, facings and more
What you will get
  • A fitted bodice 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
  • For toiles, students will need calico
  • Course kit (list provided at booking confirmation)
  • A3 Blank Page Journal
What to wear

smart 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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Cathy

27 May 2018 • Bodice Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

A most informative course, which set out pattern drafting in a way that can be easily understood. Plenty of resources on offer to assist with developing knowledge and confidence. I am very happy with my fitted bodice block which I can use to draft my own dresses and blouses, or as a base for other patterns to ensure a perfect fit. I look forward to the next part of the pattern drafting trilogy offered by Thread Den.

Emily

22 June 2017 • Bodice Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

Great class! I learnt how to draft and manipulate a bodice pattern. I was able to draft my own design and get help on how to make it work and fit my body.

Cathy

30 May 2016 • Bodice Designs : Pattern Making Course ✄✄✄

This class was 7 Thursday evenings long and covered shirt drafting in depth. I came away with my own bodice block that I can manipulate to create any sort of shirt or blouse, including the cuffs and the collars so that anything I make from the block is exactly my size. And even if I change measurements, I now know how to adjust the block for this.