Explore the fundamentals of pattern making with pattern designer Sarah Laws. Learn how to manipulate darts to create a vast range of different design details. Starting with a half scale block you will experiment with different ways to move shaping around the bodice including pivoting and moving darts, creating gathers, pleats and contoured style-lines. In the afternoon you will move on to create a pattern and toile for your own unique bodice design in full scale using a pre-made bodice block.
Bodice block sizing fits waist 66cm- 120cm, Bust 82cm-138cm. If your measurements fall outside of these, you will make a bodice that is the closest fit. In order to cover all the fundamentals of dart manipulation in this session, we will not have time to cover personalised fitting, but this is something, which can be studied at a later date in Sarah’s fitting courses held at Carolyn Rose School of Sewing in Leamington Spa.
Full day Academy Masterclass tickets include:
Lunch and refreshments throughout day, all equipment and materials required.
Academy workshop tickets also include a Complementary ticket to visit the main show on another day.
Suitable for over 16’s only, with some dressmaking experience and knowledge of basic garment construction. Not suitable for absolute beginners.
Meet the Tutor
Sarah Laws, the creator behind My Handmade Wardrobe Ltd, designs dressmaking patterns tailored for contemporary sewists. Her mission is to empower mature modern sewists to create garments they genuinely enjoy making and wearing every day. Sarah will inspire a connection with and appreciation for your body, encouraging individuals to view it as a canvas for expressing their distinct style. She aims to help people reflect their unique personalities through fashion and dress with confidence.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable