In your own home!

PM- Fitted Bodice Block

The Fitted Bodice Block patternmaking course has over 50 adaptations designed to uncover your inner creativity and give you step-by-step skills to draft and make unique garments in your own home. We will assess and critique your patterns and return them to you with personalised feedback and explanations. It is recommended you take the skirt patternmaking module before progressing to the fitted bodice block module.


  • Step by step instructions to give you the knowledge to make standard sized blocks and progress onto different sizes.  Personalised fit is possible.
  • Our own fitted bodice block template, (included in the course) is the only tool designed with the NZ shape in mind.  Caters for differing shapes and sizes of bodice.
  • Most sizing standards in the industry are based on bust measurement which is unreliable, as it is the chest measurement that characterises the build of the torso.
  • The patterns made with our template have a more accurate fit as the chest bust difference is taken into consideration and thus the variations in the bust measurements are accommodated.
  • Structured learning projects and follow-up support.
  • Full notes and prompt marking by qualified tutors.
  • The Fitted Bodic Block course in Patternmaking will take about 12-24 months to complete, depending on the time you have to commit to the course. We will provide:-
    • feedback for 24 months
    • phone and email support during the course.
    • Course outline

Thanks Sunita for your lovely comments and support.
I very much enjoy doing the assignments and find it satisfying to complete them.
I’m so glad that I have persevered and you are definitely the reason why I continue. Thanks so much for not giving up on me.

Kate Guttery