merger merger

Welcome to your new course portal!

On October 15th, moved to - which means you can now find all your favourite courses right here. Don't worry - you can still do all the things that you could do before.

All you need to do is search.

Show as: Mobile

Make A Pattern From Your Favourite Top Or Skirt

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
1 day
219 GBP
Next available date: Enquire for more information - London
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Make A Pattern From Your Favourite Top Or Skirt

Re-create a pattern from your favourite top or skirt without taking the original apart. We all own a favourite top or skirt that fits us just right. We wear it until it is almost worn out and then search the shops to find a replacement without success. This term long course will show you how to make your own pattern that you can use time and time again.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to make their own patterns for dressmaking.
You can be a complete beginner at pattern cutting and do not need to have any previous experience. However, the garment you are copying must be very simple in shape and detail. An understanding of garment construction will be useful as you may want to make up a toile (trial). Please bring 2 garments to the first session and the tutor will advise which to use.

Training Course Content

You will learn how to fold, pin and 'trace' your favourite garment without taking it apart. Your tutor will guide you through the basic steps to create an exact copy of the pattern pieces and add the correct seam allowances, darts and pleats and other details. You will work with calico which moulds well to the shape of your garment and then transfer the markings onto paper so that at the end of the course you will have a finished paper pattern that you can use over and over again. Please note that you will not be making a garment during this course.

About provider

Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...

Read more and show all courses with this provider

Contact info

Mary Ward Centre

42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

 Show phone number


There are no reviews available yet.

U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


Learn more

Similar Courses