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Draft and Create

Draft and Create

Following on from Beginning Patternmaking or for people who would like to learn how to draft a pattern and create the designed garment from scratch.  The course is centered around a skirt design in our standard sized block, you can then go home and draft it in your own size.  A block can be created for you for an extra $50.

Tuition $549.00 + Materials $20.00

This 8 week session starts Wednesday 24th February 9.30am – 12.30pm




This project’s style is a pencil skirt which will include

  • an invisible zip
  • facing
  • convex and concave seams
  • kick pleat
  • lining (demonstration only)
  • You may use our sewing machines at the Academy proudly sponsered by Bernina
  • We will provide fabric and notions (zips, button, thread, interfacing etc.) to complete the project.
  • While you will all be making the pattern in the standard size you can tap your creativity by putting these skills towards making a unique garment in your own fabric.
  • Tools – Patternmaking Tools for the first half of your project, and sewing kit for the second half.
  • We provide the materials for you to prove and construct your pattern in calico.

After the course is finished

  • With the skills learned in Draft and Create you can make a skirt in your own size and choice of fabric.
  • Fabric, if you are not sure where to go, we can tell you the best places to purchase fabric, or of course you can use your own stash.

Pencil Skirt 24-Feb-2021, 3-Mar-2021, 10-Mar-2021, 17-Mar-2021, 24-Mar-2021, 31-Mar-2021, 7-Apr-2021, 14-Apr-2021

Project  TBA 

5-May-2021, 12-May-2021, 19-May-2021, 26-May-2021, 2-Jun-2021, 9-Jun-2021, 16-Jun-2021, 23-Jun-2021

Project TBA 1-Sep-2021, 8-Sep-2021, 15-Sep-2021, 22-Sep-2021, 29-Sep-2021, 20-Oct-2021, 27-Oct-2021, 3-Nov-2021

“Awesome course. Highly recommended to anyone who is a sewer. Far exceeded any expectations I had of this course.” Elva Prier – 2012 

“Can’t wait to start designing my own clothes!” Nadine Burgess – 2012


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