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Bradford College

Top and Sleeve Pattern Making Workshop

Study Level
Adult, Leisure
2 days
Start Date
Study Mode
Short course
Lister Building


Join us at the Bradford School of Art for a weekend of pattern cutting and drafting up a basic toile bodice with sleeves in calico to your personal measurements.

The purpose of the toile/mock-up is to create a standard top/bodice and sleeve block that will work as a template for your further creations. You will be able to take these away to make adaptations for your own unique designs. Alternatively, you could use them as a blueprint to assist you in making changes to bought patterns that just don’t fit as well as you would like.

  Key Info

Workshop schedule:

Day 1

9:30am – 4pm (0.5 Lunch)

  • Introduction to Blocks and their purpose
  • Taking your measurements
  • Drafting bodice block with dart manipulation
  • Drafting sleeve block
  • Notches and their purpose
  • Construction basic bodice toile out of provided calico

Day 2

9:30am – 4pm (0.5 Lunch)

  • Continue construction basic bodice toile out of provided calico
  • Make adaptations to pattern
  • Basic pattern will now fits individual and if time can move onto making basic changes to include a design choice

£150 per person.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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