Intro to Pattern Cutting: Skirt Block

A block is a template pattern that fits you
Mentored by Kat Neeser

Passionate sewing teachers in Brighton & Hove

134 - 140 Church Road, BN3 2DL
For ages: 16 - 18+
£87 - concession available
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

Learn the basics of creating patterns for your own original clothing designs. Come along & make your own skirt 'block'. A block is a template pattern that fits you so you can adjust it to many other designs. We will teach you basic design adaptations too Who's it for? 'Intermediate' & above: Suitable for those who have previously sewn one or two items of clothing from a pattern: Age: 16+ What we will cover? Measuring the body Drafting a skirt block Adding seam allowance and notches to make a working pattern from your draft Cutting out, sewing & fitting/adjusting a calico 'toile' (mock up to test the fit) Adjusting pattern after fitting to finalise block which can be used again and again to create skirt designs Drafting a waist facing to finish/strengthen the waist (can be sewn on at home) WHAT TO BRING & WEAR Materials we provide: Pattern paper, calico, handouts Equipment we provide, or please bring your own if you have them: paper & fabric scissors, pins, chalk, masking tape, tape...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


Jo Bunner Jo began her working career in the fashion industry after studying at The London College of Fashion. Her pleasure and enjoyment of clothes after ten years designing and pattern cutting ladies outerwear – coats, suits and jackets – stayed strong in her despite her change of direction into the conservation and environment field following her attainment of a BSc and MSc. Jo feels she has now come full circle having recently become self-employed as a personal Image Consultant. She is aligning her passion for and knowledge of clothes with her commitment to the environment by championing a reuse, recycle and reinvent ethos, something she terms EcoFabulous! You can find her at Jo teaches the Kimono Robe Sewing Workshop, Tailored Jacket making course, Replicate Your Clothes, Drum Lampshade Making and our Stitch classes at the weekends as well as 1-2-1 lessons!

Coronavirus safety measures

Staying safe in class during Covid-19 Hi everyone! Hope you're all keeping well. In line with the latest goverment guidance we have put some measures together in a way that feels the safest in order to avoid tranmission of Covid-19. Please read about this below. New! We are now serving complimentary tea, coffees, squash, herb teas and water in classes again : ) Page updated 28th July 2021 Sew In Brighton Covid-19 Classroom Safety Measures in place currently: Distancing: We aim to ensure a minumim of 1m social distancing between student workstations. The very nature of sewing means you need space and each person will have their own table (measuring at least 1m by 60cm). If you would like a greater degree of distancing from other students than the default, please speak to your teacher on arrival and we can seat you somewhere with more space or a desk screen. Please don't be worried about asking, we totally understand and you can even email us here beforehand to request this if you pr...

Learning aims

Learn how to the measure the body

Intro to Pattern Cutting: Skirt Block workshop mentored by Kat Neeser
Intro to Pattern Cutting: Skirt Block workshop mentored by Kat Neeser
Intro to Pattern Cutting: Skirt Block workshop mentored by Kat Neeser
Intro to Pattern Cutting: Skirt Block workshop mentored by Kat Neeser

What's provided




Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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we'll be

18 Kingsway House, The Sewing Lounge, Sew in Brighton, 134 - 140 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DL

Pricing information

Standard price: £87
Concession price: £72

£72 with Early Bird Saving, available when you book up to 1 month before workshop

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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