Introduction to Bodice Fitting

Introduction to Bodice Fitting
  • assets/images/Workshops/all sewing/pattern cutting/introduction to bodice fitting/Website/Introduction to Bodice Fitting 600.jpg
  • assets/images/Workshops/all sewing/pattern cutting/introduction to bodice fitting/Website/Introduction to bodice fitting bee top 600.jpg
  • assets/images/Workshops/all sewing/pattern cutting/introduction to bodice fitting/Website/Introduction to bodice fitting cowslip top 600.jpg

Introduction to Bodice Fitting

£70.00

Date & Time: Sun 14 Jan 2024, 10.00-15.00

Product Code: Cbodice240114

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Alison Leese

Places available: 3

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Venue: Home Studio Chorlton

 

QTY:

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.

Learn how to adapt a bodice pattern fitted to your own size as well as how to adapt it to create a sewing pattern.

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 customised pattern with no style details).

We will show you how to create different bodice shapes by adding volume, transferring darts, or creating princess seams and add styling details such as a yolk, gathers and pleats. Finishing off with facings 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 to create your own pattern. If you have any week-day availability to attend a smaller class earlier (or later) for a more bespoke fitting (for the same workshop price), please get in touch.

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 a Home Studio in Chorlton with a small class size.

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.

If you would like to purchase this workshop as a gift, please contact us with the workshop name and date or go to our Gift a Workshop page.

All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price.

A better fit can be achieved 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. Wearing a pair of trousers or a skirt rather than a dress for fittings will also be easier. A hair bobble is useful if you have long hair to tie back while your bodice is pinned.

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 a break to eat, so please bring along some lunch or you can pop out to a local deli.

Home Studio Chorlton Venue Information including directions and parking.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

More dates for this workshop and / or related workshops

  • Introduction to Trouser Fitting

    Introduction to Trouser Fitting

    We all know how good it feels when you find that perfect fitting pair of trousers - but how about creating your own personal pattern block that can be adapted to create a limitless range of your own well-fitting designer trousers.

    Date & time: Fri 26 Jan 2024, 9.30-14.30
    Product code: Ctrouser240126
    Places available: 3
    Skill level: Advanced Beginner
    Venue: Home Studio Chorlton

    View details

    £70.00

  • Introduction to Bodice Fitting

    Introduction to Bodice Fitting

    Do you have a classic hourglass figure? Are you the same dress size in every shop? Nope, nor us.

    Date & time: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 10.00-15.00
    Product code: Cbodice240209
    Places available: 4
    Skill level: Advanced Beginner
    Venue: Home Studio Chorlton

    View details

    £70.00

  • Clone your Closet at Bambers

    Clone your Closet at Bambers

    You know THAT item in your wardrobe? It’s your wear-it-every-day, so-blimmin-comfortable, wish-I’d-bought-three absolute favourite. But it has seen better days and you’re feeling anxious about its inevitable demise. Well now you can clone that clothing!

    Date & time: Sat 3 Feb 2024, 13.00-17.00
    Product code: Clone240203
    Places available: 5
    Skill level: Advanced Beginner
    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    View details

    £55.00

  • Clone your Closet Gift Voucher

    Clone your Closet Gift Voucher

    You know THAT item in your wardrobe? It’s your wear-it-every-day, so-blimmin-comfortable, wish-I’d-bought-three absolute favourite. But it has seen better days and you’re feeling anxious about its inevitable demise. Well now you can clone that clothing!

    Date & time:
    Product code: CloneGift
    Places available: 6
    Skill level: Advanced Beginner
    Venue: See venue page

    View details

    £55.00

  • Introduction to Bodice Fitting Gift Voucher

    Introduction to Bodice Fitting Gift Voucher

    Do you have a classic hourglass figure? Are you the same dress size in every shop? Nope, nor us.

    Date & time:
    Product code: CbodiceGift
    Places available: 5
    Skill level: Advanced Beginner
    Venue: See venue page

    View details

    £70.00

  • Sewing Patterns Decoded

    Sewing Patterns Decoded

    Now you’re confident on your sewing machine, it’s time to tackle sewing patterns head on…

    Date & time: Sat 13 Jan 2024, 9.00-11.00
    Product code: CPattern240113
    Places available: 3
    Skill level: Beginner
    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    View details

    £30.00