Getting the perfect fit


This 2 full day course is for anyone who is looking to make clothes using a sewing pattern.

Suitable for confident beginners and experienced sewers

The main aim of this course is to get a pattern that fits YOUR BODY SHAPE.

We will be working with a simple shift style top as our starting point.  During the 2 days you will learn how to…


  • take your own measurements and compare with the existing pattern.
  • choose the correct pattern size for you
  • grade the pattern if you are between sizes
  • adapt the sewing pattern for a smaller or larger than average bust
  • adapt the sewing pattern for different body lengths
  • make a tissue paper pattern to use for fitting
  • Change the neckline if desired


  • make a wearable toile which will include sewing techniques
  • invisible zip
  • Facing
  • bias binding
  • darts
  • Hems

Sewing machines provided.  We have sewing machines which are just the kind of thing that is suitable for a wide variety of home sewing, dressmaking and craft projects

Maximum 6 places available to keep the class size small


14th and 28th September 2024


9am – 5pm

£120.00Add to basket