Following on from Beginning Patternmaking or any of our patternmaking coures this class gives you the opportunity to pattern draft from your own basic block, and translate it into a finished garment. 


Draft and Create


4 sessions ongoing

“At the Academy”

The course will include basic sewing skills required to assemble a skirt, pants, and a bodice (dress).  We will select a pattern for you that involves different skills for each garment.

This course is ongoing, in blocks of 4 sessions each and depends on the pace at which you achieve your targets.   This is to ensure the pattern making skills you learnt in Beginning Patternmaking, that are 2 dimensional, are given life by creating a 3 dimensional garment.

Draft and Create Classes

  • A class in designer techniques for sewists who want to improve their sewing skills.
  • Tools – Patternmaking Tools for the first half of your project, and sewing kit for the second half.
  • You will need to provide the calico and notions for you to prove and construct your pattern so you have a blueprint for future garments.
  • With the skills learned in Draft and Create you can make a garment in your own size and choice of fabric once you have made a toile (calico). Each days class will build upon techniques learnt in the previous class.
  • Learn about fabrics, the where and what you should use for which design. 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.
  • Learn to fit the body expertly

Small intimate classes to ensure you get individual attention when you need it.

    Dates and times

    Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

    13, 20, 27 Aug
    3 Sep

    Thursday 9.30am = 12.30pm

    10, 17, 24 Nov
    1 Dec

    Sewing Kit $97


    • 1 x Small sharp pointed Scissors
    • 1 x Tailors Chalk
    • 1 x Assorted hand sewing needles
    • 1 x Seam Ripper
    • 1 x Magnetic Pin Cushion
    • 1 x Dressmaking Scissors 220mm
    • 1 x Snips
    • 1 x Pouch for Sewing supplies
    • 1 x packet Dressmakers pins
    • 1 x Tape Measure
    • 1 x Point Turner
    • 1 x Carbon paper

    I have just finished an introduction to patternmaking this course really improved my understanding of how patterns work.
    Many thanks to Sunita for having time and patience when teaching. I would recommend this course to anyone who sews and wants to improve their finished garments.

    Wendy Knight

    I have completed Beginning patternmaking course from this academy and I love it! I am already skilled as a sewer but I still need to know about pattern making .This course made me more confident to make my own blocks, and I am really appreciate about the training method, tips and techniques which they are giving with friendly environment .The main benefits for me are knowing measurement, I didn’t know properly before it, know i got the correct way to measure a body. Sunita was my teacher and she is wonderful, well experienced and best. I would highly recommend this course and ask the academy when they are doing the more advanced patternmaking courses in the weekend so it is more flexible for me to join next.

    Safia Sana

    I recently completed the Beginners Patternmaking Course here and loved it! Such a well-structured course in a friendly environment (and a professional classroom/studio). I had Sunita as a teacher and she was the best, I literally knew nothing about patternmaking before I started this course and I feel like I’ve learnt so much and now feel comfortable enough to make my own basic patterns and garments at home.

    Being in a small class was wonderful as we could ask the teacher a lot of questions and you get to know your fellow classmates and learn from each other. Would totally recommend this course and I’m looking forward to taking more classes here in the future!

    Monica Wang

    I really enjoyed the beginner pattern making course. Sunita is an awesome teacher. I really appreciated the time that she took helping me with fitting, and to learn the course material. I have also gained a much better understanding of sewing construction through this course as I now understand how a sewing pattern is put together and why it’s drafted a certain way.
    I look forward to using what I’ve learnt to design and make clothes and would love to attend another course in the future

    Lisa Lyons

    Sunita is a very good teacher, I learned so much in a short time. Awesome atmosphere and met lovely people

    Tarryn Siljeur

    Absolutely loved the course so much that I have joined up for 2 more! Sunita is always there to give “golden nuggets of information”. I have learned so much already.

    Kellie Castle

    Fantastic teacher! Really made sure I understood everything! Loved the course, learnt heaps, inspired to continue learning.  Thanks very much!

    Caitlin Palmer

    I really enjoyed the pace of the class.  I felt like we learned a lot over the duration of the course.

    Zara Hawthorne

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