Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Pattern Cutting 2013

Hand’s up all those who have the perfect outfit in mind but just can’t seem to find the right pattern... Soooo frustrating isn’t it?

Have no fear lovely stitchers.... We have the answer! Cut out the middle man and design your own! Yep, Pinworks is coming to the rescue with a new series of Pattern Cutting courses.

Aimed at those who already have some sewing experience.

Beautiful blouses: Design and make your own top or blouse    £280*
6 week course: Wednesday evenings September 4th to October 9th
6.30 to 9.30pm    

You will learn how to draft and cut blouse/top patterns to your measurements, using a basic pattern block (template), and we’ll also teach you all the construction techniques and tips you will need to create a high quality finish.

Stunning skirts: Design and make your perfect six and four panelled skirt    £370*
8 weeks course: Wednesday evenings 23rd October to 11 December
6.30 to 9.30pm    

We'll take you right through every step of pattern drafting . You will construct your own basic skirt pattern block (template) and then design and make your own skirt. After this course, you will never need to buy a skirt pattern again!

Venue: These classes are held at the Lake Street Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford

*Payment by installment option is available

Spaces are limited, so grab a spot while you can! Call the Pinworks hot line 01865 366 378 or email

About the tutor: Christine Eady is a freelance designer and pattern cutter, working both with private clients and on commercial projects, designing children’s wear, high street fashion and made to measure. She has taught Fashion and Textiles to students seeking a career in the clothing industry as well as on community based programmes. She was employed as pattern cutter for the Oxford fashion design emporium Annabelinda....  and is an all round lovely lady!

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