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Pattern Cutting: Make a Bodice Block & Toile

4.7(9 reviews)
Learn to draft your own made to measure bodice pattern and toile
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£85 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:9th July 2022
What happens in this class?

Do you hate how shop bought clothes or dressmaking patterns never fit quite right? Or do you want to have a better understanding of how patterns work and are created? Well, this is the class for you!

What you'll learn:

  • We'll show you how to accurately measure the top half of your body and use the measurements to make a bodice pattern block to fit your exact body shape.

  • You will make your first pattern from it adding seam allowances and markings.

  • After lunch we will make a calico toile to check the fit and make any necessary…

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Things to remember

We have everything you need for the workshop including calico but if you would like to bring your own fabric, set square, ruler and/or pattern master you are very welcome to.

FAQs
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE CLASS?
We will start the class by taking each others measurements. Each student will then take their measurements and start work on their own toile. Everyone will be working at their own pace. Once the block is made seam allowance will be added and the toile made.
WILL I HAVE THE PERFECT FITTING TOILE BY THE END OF THE CLASS?
This class is designed to show you how to turn your measurements into a basic block and first toile. Whether it fits perfectly can depends on many aspects. Everybody's shape is unique so it is very common to have to adjust your block and toile multiple toiles until you are completely happy. Some people who are quicker may have time to do some adjustments in the class however you may need to continue tweaking and adjusting your pattern after the class to get the fit perfect.
Latest Reviews
4.7(9 reviews)
Monika Sukthankar - Jan 23, 2022
I really enjoyed this session and very happy with my toile. It is a lot to fit in in one day so I was lucky enough that I didn't need many refinements but I was amazed how much was covered in a day. It's just a shame you can sit in to have your own lunch. Will be back soon
JOANNA LEWIS - Sep 19, 2021
Very enjoyable, productive day, …thanks
Dianne Nichols - Oct 2, 2019
Jamie was so helpful throughout the day, and I really enjoyed the course. The group was a good size of 4 people. We measured ourselves to make a bodice block which we then sewed up and tweaked as necessary. It's such a good course to do to advance my dress-making skills. Thanks very much to Jamie and Tracey!
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Age Requirement

16

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Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

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Pattern Cutting: Make a Bodice Block & Toile

Reviews

Monika Sukthankar - Jan 23, 2022
I really enjoyed this session and very happy with my toile. It is a lot to fit in in one day so I was lucky enough that I didn't need many refinements but I was amazed how much was covered in a day. It's just a shame you can sit in to have your own lunch. Will be back soon
JOANNA LEWIS - Sep 19, 2021
Very enjoyable, productive day, …thanks
Dianne Nichols - Oct 2, 2019
Jamie was so helpful throughout the day, and I really enjoyed the course. The group was a good size of 4 people. We measured ourselves to make a bodice block which we then sewed up and tweaked as necessary. It's such a good course to do to advance my dress-making skills. Thanks very much to Jamie and Tracey!
Karen Chong - Sep 30, 2019
I also attend Copy your favourite clothes Learn how to use my overlocker Beginners dress making I learned that sewing is something that’s fun, and I can do it. Great confidence builder and a wonderful group of women to lean with and two fantastic and very accomplished and informative teachers, with a wealth of experience between them. They are also extremely patient and no question is silly. The studio is really well designed and equipped with all the relevant sewing machines needed to complete any sewing task. Everything is to hand and it has a wonderful vibe . I love going there and there is always some new and interesting class to attend. I also love the fact that you can do one day of sewing and come away with a completed item. They are the go to people and I have had many sewing questions answered . It’s very reasonable priced and the classes are some so you can always get attention and it is a fun day out.
Hazel Grant - Sep 30, 2019
I really enjoyed the relaxed informality of the session. Was really happy to leave with my toile knowing it was going to help me get the right fit when sewing in future. Would recommend others to attend the workshops to learn or improve on skills. Good value for money 👍
Hazel Grant - Sep 30, 2019
I really enjoyed the relaxed informality of the session. Was really happy to leave with my toile knowing it was going to help me get the right fit when sewing in future. Would recommend others to attend the workshops to learn or improve on skills. Good value for money 👍
Hazel Grant - Sep 30, 2019
I really enjoyed the relaxed informality of the session. Was really happy to leave with my toile knowing it was going to help me get the right fit when sewing in future. Would recommend others to attend the workshops to learn or improve on skills. Good value for money 👍
Stéphanie - May 20, 2019
I had a great time doing my bodice with the help of Jaime. The location of the studio is absolutely lovely and relaxing, you feel like you are at home and the hostesses are just genuinly nice and friendly. The advices I got were great and I will be looking forward to go again to make my first garment in a long time with their support.
Margaret - Dec 12, 2018
The class was a joy to attend, i was nervous about attending because i had never done pattern cutting before and only did sewing as a fun thing. Jamie was an excellent tutor. Very calm, patient and gave you the attention needed as a beginner. I met other lovely attendees, it was a really warm and encouraging atmosphere and i will be attending my next class in february. It was a delightful experience that has helped my confidence in pursuing this as a passion. I highly recommend Makemee studios.