New Zealand Community Education Centres

Patternmaking Workshop - Skirts

Find out how to make a pattern block for skirts and take away a finished calico sample.


An introduction to basic patternmaking techniques, making pattern blocks for a straight and A-line skirt.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
• Draft a basic straight and A-line skirt to fit you
• Describe the basic rules for drafting and taking personal measurements
• Cut out a basic block, facings and waist bands from calico
• Take part in a tutor demonstration of zip insertion and skirt completion

A list of materials required (approximate cost $40) will be sent out when course numbers are confirmed. 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


Not for beginners. Basic dressmaking skills essential - you need to be familiar with sewing terms such as seam allowance, straight grain, darts, bias etc.

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