Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

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Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

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Bodice Drafting Course

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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 - six week course - next in 2019
  2. The Bodice- next in January 2019
  3. The Torso - next in 2019

We continue to develop and evolve the courses and may add in more options

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 seven 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

✄✄✄ Sewing enthusiasts familiar with patterns, understand some terminology and pattern markings

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Notice given by student less than 48 hours before course start (or after start) = Forfeits the full course fee paid and receives no refund.
  • Notice given by student with six (6) or less days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Notice given by student with seven (7) or more days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less an administration fee of $10.

In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled class and receive a full refund to the original payment method.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

  • If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you will not be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Open Studio hours, or book a private lesson to catch up. Click here to enquire about a private lesson.
  • Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.
  • 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 studio in cash, EFT or credit card. Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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27 May 2018 • Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

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.


22 June 2017 • Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

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 - The Bodice ✄✄✄

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.