Pattern Making: Recreate a Wardrobe Favourite! 10.00am – 3.00pm 5th December (FULL!)


PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to be fully vaccinated to attend this class. Class numbers will be limited to 6 to meet density requirements.

If the date of this workshop is affected by a lockdown or other Covid 19 restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government, we will reschedule. If the rescheduled date does not work for you, we are happy to offer you a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

Learn to trace a pattern off a loved garment without pulling it apart!

In this session you will draft one (or more) patterns from simple pieces of clothing you love to wear!

You will learn to trace a draft of your garment onto paper, then to “true” your draft– checking measurements, adding seam allowances, markings and hems to create a proper sewing pattern. Please note: This is a pattern making workshop only. There is no sewing involved.

About your Teacher: This class is taught by costumier and regular Gaye Abandon teacher Zoe Felice. Zoe is a NIDA-trained costume maker/designer with extensive pattern making experience. She has created hundreds of costumes for film, television, dance, theatre and cabaret productions.

Skill Level: An understanding of the basic principles of sewing and using sewing patterns is very useful but not necessary. No pattern drafting experience is necessary.

We will provide: Tracing paper and specialised pattern-making rulers along with beverages and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along: 1 – 3 SIMPLE garments you would like to make a pattern from.  We will most likely only have time to trace one or two of these. Your teacher will advise which garments are most suitable to use. Complex garments such as tailored items or those with many pieces are not suitable for this workshop.
HB pencil and sharpener
Paper scissors
60cm ruler if possible (drafting ruler is 60cm long)

When:  Sunday 10am – 3pm  5th December (5 hrs inc short lunch break)

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) There are stops very close to us. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex. See our Contact Page for a map.

Policies and payment options: You can choose to make payment via Paypal using a credit card, or by Direct Deposit. You will find our bank details in your booking confirmation email. If you don’t receive an email upon booking please check your Junk folder.

Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies. NB. These policies will be waived in the case of covid related circumstances (lockdowns, illness, testing, need to quarantine etc.)

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about anything in this listing.

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