INTERMEDIATE Patternmaking: Top & Skirt (Series of 4)

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Students enrolling in this class should have taken our Sewing & Pattern making Basic: Womenswear or Sewing & Pattern making Basic: Dress class, otherwise, please contact us to discuss your level of experience.


We bring you this carefully crafted levelled-up version to enhance your skills from basic to become independently more advanced!

4 sessions for a total of 12 hours

Disclaimer: The date that you booked may be postponed if that date has fewer than 2 student signups.

Once a week (same time each week) except for express courses.

All drafting tools provided. Please bring along your master body/skirt block, quarter-scale artcard and Basic notes on your first day. 

Learnt the dress or top & skirt Basic class previously? Now master how to create manipulations from your basic blocks. We will cover skirt manipulation techniques to design your own skirt; add beautiful pin-tucks, pleats or yokes and other design details, making them your very own!

We combine various techniques of manipulating your top and sleeves to include a placket, yoke, cuff with various collars to turn it into a shirt or blouse! Brimming with methods to fulfil your design aspirations!

We’ll make it as easy-to-understand as we can!

In addition to class hours, courses include ONE optional replacement class; additional studio time is charged at $30/hr .

What You’ll Learn:

  • Patternmaking techniques to add design details to skirt: pleats, yokes, lining, design lines, etc
  • How to turn your top into a blouse or shirt complete with cuffs, sleeves, plackets and collars
  • Manipulate your sleeves to create volume for puff or flare, or overlap to turn it into a tulip, or just simply add a cuff to finish off
  • Grasp patternmaking approaches to use them on your own in the future to create more advanced designs

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible.

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.


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