Live Zoom Class - Bust dart manipulation - Learn to Draft 3 types of Bodices

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Being in isolation shouldn’t mean that you can’t still learn to draft your own patterns!

Join me and a small group of other students for a live pattern cutting class and learn how to manipulate the bust darts to create a range of different bodices.
To draft each bodice we will start with our basic bodice block so you will need to either have drafted or purchased a basic block before doing this class.
I do provide a half scale block for free here which will work for practising the techniques and methods taught. But if you want to create these designs as patterns for yourself and don’t already have a basic block then you can buy my pre-drafted full scale, graded blocks here.  

This is a great class for beginners who are familiar with the basics of pattern cutting as well as those who have more experience and want to broaden their knowledge and learn to draft different bodice styles.

This class will last around 3 hours and will be done using Zoom, a video conferencing app which makes it possible for us get as close as possible to an in-person class atmosphere.
I’m keeping the class size small so that we can all chat and you can ask as many questions as you need!

Date & Time: Please pick a date below
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum in class: 10

What you’ll learn:

  • How to manipulate darts
  • How to use slash and spread
  • How to draft a princess seam bodice
  • How to draft a bodice with a gathered neckline and no bust darts
  • How to draft a wrap top

What you’ll need:

  • Basic bodice block (quarter scale will be provided for free but if you have a full scale to use that works too!)
  • Computer (PC or MAC) or phone to connect via video and audio to the class
  • Free Zoom app
  • Pattern paper (about 3 metres) or something similar
  • Pattern ruler
  • Tape Measure
  • Pattern Notcher (not essential but it will help!)
  • Tracing wheel
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Notebook & pen
  • Paper scissors
  • Glue stick or scotch tape

How it works:

  1. Book your place
  2. A couple of days before the class starts you’ll receive an email from me with a Zoom link and the class notes
  3. Print out the class notes
  4. When the time comes for the class click the link and it will automatically join you to the class
  5. Let the drafting commence!

2 reviews for Live Zoom Class – Bust dart manipulation – Learn to Draft 3 types of Bodices

  1. Izzy Templer (verified owner)

    Review for Live Zoom Class – Bust dart manipulation – Learn to Draft 3 types of Bodices
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  2. Helen (verified owner)

    I have done 3 pattern drafting classes with Kate. All have been brilliant fun and informative. I hope to be able to do more in the future.

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