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Pattern making course

Last week I announced the launch of my sewing workshops in Amsterdam. Well, that is still on, but this week I am the one that is taking classes. I joined the Amsterdam Fashion Academy to follow an intensive course on Pattern Making to make a tailored jacket. Isn’t that great?pattern-making-sewing-workshops-amsterdam

I am so happy to be back to school! (you can see my silly happy face below)

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Learning how to make patterns is an interesting process that would only enhance my sewing skills. And in the future, why not creating my own patterns! pattern-making-sewing-workshops-amsterdam

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We started this morning tracing a men’s standard jacket and a women’s standard jacket and sleeves. It feels like playing the “connect the dots” game, with some calculation in between.pattern-making-sewing-workshops-amsterdam

I had already taken (twice!) a straight skirt tailoring course, but to be honest, I am not a straight skirt kind of person. So making a straight skirt pattern wasn’t as interesting. But you always have to start with the basics, don’t you?

Also, now that I have much more experience in sewing I easily understand the different steps to make a base (whether that is a jacket block or a skirt block) so is less like “eh? what are all those “+ 1cm for ease” for??

I am having so much fun doing this and I am sure this will take my sewing knowledge to the next level.

If you were to make a pattern, what would you start with?  

Below, some beautiful handmade garments… handmade fashion inspiration!

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pattern-making-sewing-workshops-amsterdam



2 Comments

  1. Those dresses look awesome.Great job!

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