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'Fit For You' Pattern Cutting Part 2

Part 2 in our pattern cutting series with professional pattern-cutter and seamstress Emily Howse.

  • Starts 16 Aug
  • From 130 British pounds
  • London Road

Available spots

Service Description

In this 3 day class you will learn from expert pattern-cutter Emily Howse the core skills of pattern cutting in this second part of her 3 part series 'Fit For You' running over the month of August at Bus Stop Studios. This starter course is suitable for those who have attended Part 1 and for those with some previous experience to basic pattern cutting. Turn your Block into your own design using traditional pattern cutting techniques. yOU Will have the opportunity to turn your basic block into a design of your choice, create the toile and fit the piece correctly. With Emily's expert guidance you will be able to discuss which fabric would be appropriate for your design as well as choose the finishing choices and alterations appropriate to create a one of piece made bespoke for you! Part 2: - Introduction to pattern cutting techniques to turn your block into your design as a group - discussions on which technique will best achieve your design as a group - discussions on seam allowances and which seam allowance to apply to stitch your design effectively, individual discussions - putting pattern cutting techniques and seam allowance discussions to practice and drafting a pattern for your design individual discussions - cutting your calico toile - sewing together your toile - fitting your toile as a group - translating any changes to you pattern from the fitting - discussing appropriate fabrics for your design and any haberdashery that may be needed for part 3 Emily is a graduate of Bath Spa University where she studied Fashion and Textile Design. She has spent the past 17 years working in the high-end word of fashion as both a creative pattern-cutter and seamstress for British heritage brands such as Boudicca and Burberry. Emily has spent the latter part of her career working in higher education at Bucks New University, the Royal School of Needlework and Kingston University as part of the university's Technical Teams Following on from this course you can choose to then continue with part 3 of the 'Fit For You' course running every other weekend in August. Class fee includes all material costs and machines will be provided Book Part 2 for £130 or Book Parts 2 & 3 for £250 or Book all 3 parts for £375 (drop down option in payment page) Please visit our Courses page for more info 'Fit For You' Pattern Cutting Pt 2 10am - 3pm (with an hour for lunch) Friday 16th August Saturday 17th August Sunday 18th August at : Bus Stop Studios

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please note our classes are mostly aimed for adults. Please get in touch to ask if you are unsure. Our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances. T&Cs Terms & Conditions • You can book places on our classes, workshops and events on our website or in person at Bus Stop Studios, 53 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AY • Places are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of booking in order to reserve your place. • Bookings and payments will be confirmed by email. • The materials and tools needed for each class varies, so please refer to the course description but don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries. • If you are unable to attend a class, workshop or event you may send someone else in your place. You must let us know the name of the attendee prior to the class, workshop or event taking place. • Confirmed & paid bookings are not eligible for payment refunds. • You can transfer to another class, workshop or event or receive a credit note if you notify us at least 14 days before the date of the class, workshop or event you are booked on to attend. • In exceptional circumstances, where we may have to cancel one of our advertised classes, workshops or events, you will be offered a full refund. • If a class, workshop or event is cancelled our liability is solely for the cost of the booking fee, not for any other costs you may have incurred such as materials you may have purchased in advance, travel costs or accommodation. • Attendees at our classes, workshops and events are not permitted to use any of our instruction sheets, photography or designs for their own classes or other commercial concerns.

Contact Details

  • Bus Stop Studios, London Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, UK

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