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Made To Measure Womenswear - the skirt and trousers

Made To Measure Womenswear - the skirt and trousers

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Maria Demetriou


When you try on an item of clothing in a shop you are trying a garment made to standard measurements. The reality is that most of us are not made to standard measurements and it is often difficult to find clothes that fit perfectly. On this course you will be taught how to construct womenswear garments from personal measurements.

Topics covered

  • Working with basic blocks you will learn how to draught patterns according to your measurements and how to adapt your patterns to create different styles.
  • Particular emphasis will be put on learning how to achieve a good fit and we will work through the stages of constructing a garment from toile to finished sample in a suitable fabric of your choice.
  • Basic sewing techniques will be covered on the sewing machine and by hand, including appropriate seams and finishings for your fabric and inserting zips and simple fastenings.

Level: This course is suitable for beginners and for those wishing to develop on existing skills.

Who should take this course?

Although the emphasis is on womenswear design and working to personal measurements, men are also welcome and can work to the measurements of the tailor's dummy.

Entry requirements: None

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

Tutor Description

Maria Demetriou has worked at The North London Arts for ten years, teaching mainly pattern cutting and garment construction. She also specialises in designing and producing bridal/eveningwear for individual clients. Since 1994 Maria has provided an on-going technical consultation service to BA Fashion students from a range of universities.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric shears
  • Tracing wheel
  • Pencils
  • Pattern master or set square
  • Pritt stick
  • Sellotape
  • Metric tape measure
  • Pins
  • Tailors chalk
  • Black and white thread for tacking

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.