Pattern Drafting Course - Torso Designs ✄✄✄

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3.0 hours x 7 Weeks

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Pattern Drafting Course - Torso Designs ✄✄✄

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Torso 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 - Commencing October 2018
  2. The Bodice- Next 2019
  3. The Torso - eight week course - Commencing August 2018

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 eight week course students will:

  • Draft and fit a torso block & sleeve block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts, yokes & design lines
  • Drafting French cuffs, contoured cuffs, rolled up cuffs. Advanced students – vertical pleats,
    crescent shapes & extended caps
  • Design waisted dresses
  • Design waistless dresses, and 
  • Design jumpsuits

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 torso block to your own measurements
  • A variety of styles developed from a torso block
  • Creating a variety of dresses and even jumpsuits
What you will get
  • A fitted torso block
  • You will build a reference tool full of notes, patterns, samples and references

What to bring
  • Course kit (list provided at booking confirmation)
  • For toiles, students will need calico
  • A3 Blank Page Journal
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ If you have made a few garments using patterns and understand some sewing terminology and have some experience with pattern markings, this is a skill level you are ready for.

Cancellation & 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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