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Bespoke Pattern Making For a Skirt Block Weekend

Bespoke Pattern Making For a Skirt Block Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Maddalena Amato


This intense and structured course will give you an understanding of different body types and how to draught a skirt block to individual measurements.

On this course you will draught a skirt block to your individual measurements, cut and make up the toile for your skirt, and learn how to fit your toile and make any alterations to your block. This will give you a perfect skirt block to fit your figure and you then can style the block into any design you wish.

Topics Covered

  • Draught formula for skirt block
  • How to adapt fitting alterations to pattern
  • Basic sewing techniques on the sewing machine and overlocker

Who should take this course?

Prefect for those interested in making clothes that fit well, or are interested in customising clothes.

Course Outcomes

How to draught a skirt block to bespoke measurements and the creation of a skirt block pattern which fits your figure and toile of your skirt.

Entry requirements: Knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Ideally, this course is best followed after having attended Patternmaking - Level 1.

Level: Beginners


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Maddalena Amato has been an Associate Lecturer for 16 years, working at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, University of the Creative Arts and University of West London.


Please bring the following to the first class:

  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Tracing wheel
  • Pencils (H2)
  • Pattern master
  • Pritt stick
  • Sellotape
  • Metric tape measure
  • Pins
  • White thread

Available dates