Introducing Pattern Cutting – 2 Day Series

Tutor: Claire Humphries

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Two Days
(or more)

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Day 1: Wed 04 Oct 2023
Day 2: Wed 01 Nov 2023

Here’s a chance to learn from our super skilled dressmaker and designer, Claire Humphries. If you’ve struggled to get patterns that are right for you and want to be able to construct your own, this is for you. Over two non-consecutive days, you will learn the basics of pattern construction, learning how to create a pattern block just for you, which can then be adapted to individual designs.

– Learn how to draft a personal pattern block for bodice, sleeve & skirt.
– Be guided through the secrets of creating a perfect fit.
– Be able to measure accurately.
– Translate this into making a toile.
– Adapt the block from the toile for a perfect fit.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Days at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits on day one. Begin your session at the appointed time and there will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Each day lunch will be around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch each day. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop and providing we have notice, we are happy to cater for any dietary needs.

Finish time is given as a target – there is some flexibility depending on how your work is progressing. Depending on the tutor and the group, start times follow on days can be flexible too.

We aim for your time with us to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Equipment and materials will be provided but please bring a tape measure and calculator if you like to use one.

DAY 2: Please bring your sewing machine and basic sewing kit so you can adjust the toile if necessary

“Learnt something new.  Gained confidence with my sewing machine. Achieved my aim. Had fun and as usual a great lunch!!”

– Louise

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