Design, Draft and Make: Made-to-Measure Skirt (3 Day Workshop)

Design, Draft and Make: Made-to-Measure Skirt (3 Day Workshop)

Here it is, our brand spanking new workshop, from our 'Design, Draft and Make' collection.


This is the perfect workshop if you want to learn all the fundamentals of creating a garment from scratch, made-to-measure. From drafting patterns to specific measurements, to designing, fabric sourcing and making up. The total package!


Our 'Design, Draft and Make' workshops focus on the following:


  • Taking body measurements
  • Drafting a skirt block to your own measurements
  • Designing your bespoke skirt (concentrating on silhouette and design details)
  • Creating a paper pattern from your block of your design
  • Selecting the right fabrics and fastenings (fabric trip)
  • Cutting out your garment correctly 
  • Marking and prepping your garment
  • Interfacings and fastenings
  • Sewing up your garment


Day One:

For the morning session we will focus on body measurements and creating a block for your body shape. Making a toile / muslin of your block for fitting. We will have a group fitting so we can discuss various fit issues, should any arise.


In the afternoon we will focus on the skirt design you have in mind and Craig will teach you individually how to create the pattern for your specific design. (It is advisable to come with some visuals to present on day one.)

Once we have created our patterns, Craig will show you have to make a 'layplan' which will help you calculate how much fabric you need to buy for your design.


Day Two:

We will spend the morning fabric shopping at Walthamstow market, where Craig can show you the best fabric stores, and guide you in which fabrics and fastenings are best for your design. A great learning experience in fabrics and their qualities.

We will then return to the studio to cut out our garments, and prep them ready for sewing the following day.


Day Three:

Sewing day! we will spend the whole day constructing your designs, with the option of photographing your designs at the end of the day.


We will be changing the garment type in our 'Design, Draft and Make' workshops quarterly.


    Everything is provided for this workshop. You will need to bring some money for fabric shopping.


    No, just turn up on the day!


    You can cancel or amend a booking up to 7 days before your booking date. No refunds or reschedules outside of this policy

    We do have some leniency on our door closure policy on this workshop, as you are working on your own designs. Please note that all workshops will finish at the allocated time

    During this workshop, all content is taught at the start of each session. If you are late, we may not be able to go over this content again.


    This s a 3 Day workshop. Each day is 10am - 5pm


    This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.


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