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This course has been designed for those that have been sewing from commercial patterns and now want to be able to add their own designer details and style!

Over the seven week course students will:

  • Create their own blouse block fitted to themselves
  • Learn about pivoting darts
  • Drafting princess seams
  • Learn about a variety of collars and necklines
  • Learn how to create many different sleeve styles and how to draft a sleeve to fit
  • Different pocket styles
  • How to draft facings, button extensions, including zip openings and other closures
  • Draft your own shirt featuring your choice from the design elements learnt

This course is exclusively pattern making and combines a number of drafting techniques from 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.

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Class Schedule

7 x weekly 3 hour workshops commencing on Thursday 4th May 2017 21 hours in duration

What you will learn
  • How to include designer details & extensive technique training
  • How to draft a variety of shirt styles
  • How to use a women's shirt block
What you will get
  • Women's shirt block fitted to you
  • Notes, patterns, samples and references

What to bring
  • All pattern making paper is supplied
  • An A3 spiral bound blank journal
  • For toiles, students will need calico and sewing equipment at home - or time to visit the sewing lounge outside of class
What to wear

smart casual

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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22 June 2017 • Pattern Drafting Course - Shirts ✄✄✄

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.


30 May 2016 • Pattern Drafting Course - Shirts ✄✄✄

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.