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Fitting Masterclass

Join us for a five day long fitting masterclass, where we will create a sewing pattern master, based on your body shape, that you can use to adapt any pattern for your future sewing projects!

Fitting Masterclass

About Fitting Masterclass

8th July 2024
10am - 4pm each day Mon 8th - Fri 12th July
Central Scotland School of Craft
Craft Central, Riverview Building, High Street, Dunblane FK15 0EE
£495
Call 01786643329
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Skill level: Beyond Beginner. If you’ve taken one of our Sewing Clothes for Beginners classes, or you’ve made at least one garment in the past you’re good to go!

Mon 8th - Fri 12th July

We’re all different shapes and sizes. Thankfully. But when it comes to making clothes from a commercial pattern, this can sometimes make things tricky.

This is Cassandra’s most in-depth Fitting Masterclass to date: she’s going to take five days to equip you with a tried and tested method for getting great fit every time. You’ll come away with a paper pattern and wearable toile (garment sample), adjusted to your body, that you can use time and time again on your own projects. As always, the workshop is hands-on and student focused. People of all genders, sizes, and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend this course.

Method
You will learn a unique fitting method, utilising horizontal and vertical balance lines to visually draw the eye to recognised fitting issues. The method is iterative, starting with adjustments to the paper pattern and the construction of a toile (a fitting sample). The toile is then used to determine further adjustments, which are transferred back to the paper pattern. This process, and the pattern created, can then be used as a template for tackling future fitting issues, modifying commercial patterns, or designing your own garments. During the workshop you’ll also be using scaled pattern samples to practice techniques. At the end of the course you’ll take away a completed comprehensive sample book on paper pattern adjustments, which can be used for future reference.

You’ll be using our in-house Fitting Pattern to create your toiles, learning additional techniques at each stage:
Cup size and bust adjustments
Fitting the shoulders, including forward rotating shoulders
Shortening or lengthening the bodice
Determining the correct armhole size
Rounded back and sway back adjustments
Fitting the sleeve
Fitting the skirt
Pattern drafting techniques for designing a top, based on the adjusted bodice

Course cost includes:
Cost of pattern
Use of 230DC Janome computerized sewing machine each
Use of 6234XL overlocker (shared between students)
Handouts for resource book

Course cost excludes:
Cost of fabric and haberdashery

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