Introduction to Bodice Fitting
Date & Time: Sat 26 March 2022, 11.00-16.30
Product Code: Cbodice220326
Tutor: Jeanette Archer
Places available: 6
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines
Do you have a classic hourglass figure? Are you the same dress size in every shop? Nope, nor us. Because you’re an individual with a one-of-a-kind body it feels like it can take aeons to find a garment, which fits across the bust, at the waist and on the shoulders as well.
Now you can save time (and money) in the shops and make
your own bodice pattern fitted to your very own measurements. Whats more
we'll also show you how
to adapt your bodice block to create a sewing pattern for a head
You’ll start with a standard size bodice block and make some basic initial adjustments according to your measurements. Moving on to sew up a toile in calico and learn how to adjust it to fit you perfectly, finally transferring all your adjustments onto your own personal pattern block (a customized pattern with no style details).
Our pattern expert, Jeanette, will show you how to create different bodice shapes by adding volume, transferring darts, drafting a yolk or creating princess seams. Then move onto styling details, including gathers and pleats, necklines, pockets and different sleeve and body lengths. Finishing off with facings, seam allowances and hems you'll have everything you need for a perfect pattern.
This is the perfect course to attend prior to our WIGGLE DRESS or FIT & FLARE workshop. You’ll
have the means and measurements to go on to make a classic bombshell dress, which will hug your curves perfectly.
As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops. Some knowledge of sewing patterns would be an added bonus but not essential.
Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers.
If the above date is not suitable or sold out and there are no alternative dates showing below, contact us with the workshop name, so we can let you know if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.
All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price.
Jeanette can help to achieve a better fit if you try the sample you make on the day over your bra. If you are not keen on getting down to your bra, bring along a thin vest or top.
Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (230DC) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.
Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and there will be staggered lunch breaks while everyone gets fitted (there may be a little waiting time), so please bring along some lunch or you can pop out to Asda located opposite
Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.