The Dressmaker's Portfolio - Introduction to Pattern Cutting Starts 1st May 2024


The Dressmaker’s Portfolio - introduction to pattern cutting & design runs over 8 days in May.  Students will learn the skills needed to start to design and create a handmade wardrobe. 

Based on the Moulage technique which I learned from Kenneth D King in New York, you will be able to start to design your own clothes or use what you learn to alter commercial patterns, you do not have to complete previous levels to take this course but you will need a good understanding of dressmaking and construction

In Part One we will be concentrating on making a blouse or dress with a sleeve, there will be follow-up workshops for more techniques like jackets & coats and more sleeve designs.


-       8 days of pattern cutting/design tuition

-      Basic Kit of Pattern Cutting Tools & Stationery

-      A Copy of Kenneth D King's pdf book The Moulage

-      Storage Cupboard in the Sewing Room

-      Final Exhibition - join students from The Dressmaker's Portfolio classes to show your work.


Pattern cutting/design workshops will be on a Wednesday & Thursday 10–3 pm, each week. 

During the day you will learn pattern-cutting and design techniques and make samples

This is also a time for you to ask for help with projects you are planning.


Start Date: 1st May 2024

Exhibition: tbc



Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd May 2024

Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th May 2024

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th May 2024

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd May 2024

What You Need To Bring: The Sewing Room is fully equipped with Janome Sewing Machines and Overlockers as well as all the tools you need to complete your project.  You are very welcome to bring your own machine and sewing box if you wish.

Materials Needed: You will need tracing paper & at least 3m of calico


From Me: My aim is to inspire and help you to create a handmade wardrobe of clothes to be proud of.

From You: Commit to attending tutorials and workshops, complete your projects by the deadline and not be afraid - it’s an adventure


 COST:     £1075

                        Non-Refundable Deposit £500 when booking

                             To Book Your Place & Pay Your Deposit Click HERE

                        Balance Due 1st March 2024



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Workshop Start1 May 2024