Intermediate Patternmaking



Continuing on from Introductory Patternmaking you will progress to adaptations which will give you an eye for design.   Starts 2024

“At the Academy”

This course is designed to extend your knowledge of Patternmaking. You should have most of the supplies required for this course, and your own blocks for your own size.  

Prerequisite is our Beginning Patternmaking course.

If you have done Beginning Patternmaking with another academy you will need to submit the certificate and have your own blocks ready for use in your size. Our standard size 10 will be used in class for the demos.

Certificate of Completion 

Based on the skills learned in Introductory Patternmaking you will learn

Adaptions on the:

  • Skirt
  • Trouser
  • Bodice and sleeve

All adaptations will be done in class in a standard size

Maximum class size is 6 students, however the class will go ahead if we have a minimum 3 students. This will mean that the course may finish a few weeks earlier depending on the number of students in the class.

Class times


Patternmaking Kit $249 - Optional

NZAF specialised course workbooks supplied with course fee. 

  • 1 x length of Fabric Felt 1/2 metre for tracing off patterns and protecting table tops
  • 1 x sellotape
  • 1 x tape measure
  • 1 x Set Square
  • 1 x Tracing Wheel
  • 1 x French Curve
  • 4 x Coloured Felt Pens
  • 1 x Mechanical Pencil 2B
  • 1 x Paper Scissor
  • 1 x Eraser
  • Supplies case

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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