Do you dream of a top that fits perfectly?
Are you putting off more ambitious makes because you aren't sure what to do with fitting?
Join us for our Fitting Weekend in our West Wales sewing studio where you'll learn the process of fitting a top or dress to your own measurements so you can get your ideal fit every time.
Date: Not Currently Running
Location: West Wales, SA38 9BS
Price: £285 (payment plan available)
On our Fitting Weekend course, you'll learn the process of fitting your garments so that you can achieve your desired fit, every time. You'll learn the how and the why of the fitting process, so it can be easily applied and repeated on other garments going forward.
You'll have the choice of 3 different dress patterns which feature a set in sleeve and fitted bodice, which will allow us to work through the associated fitting issues with these types of garments.
Instead of feeling disheartened by your self-sewn garments, take back control and reclaim the joy of sewing by learning to fit them correctly. Create a pattern you can trust to give you your ideal fit every time, and avoid the disappointment of a just-not-right fit.
This sewing class is ideal for a Garment Explorer or Seasoned Sewist, looking to take their sewing skills to the next level. The ability to use a sewing machine, use sewing patterns and previous garment making experience is essential.
Don't believe it's possible? See what our previous students have to say about it!
What You'll Learn on the Fitting Weekend
You'll learn the process of getting a good fit on the Fitting Weekend.
Choosing the right size
Pre-empting fitting questions
Making common adjustments
Learning how to toile
Learning how to assess your toile
How to transfer the adjustments onto your pattern
How to read fitting adjustment instructions
On the first day, we'll begin with some background theory about the fitting process and how it works. When you engage in the fitting process you might do a few things differently like pre-empting possible fitting issues which might influence the size you pick. So we will start there.
From here, you will learn how best to prime your pattern for the toiling process which might include preliminary adjustments. Then in the afternoon, you will cut and sew your toile.
On the second day, we will have fitting sessions to begin the day and learn about common modifications that are made. Then you will learn how to transfer these fitting modifications onto your own pattern and how to proof your pattern with final checks.
Spaces are limited to 6 participants per class to provide the ultimate learning experience
Which pattern to bring on the Fitting Weekend?
On this weekend sewing and fitting class, you will have a choice of 3 dress patterns:
These dress patterns have been chosen for multiple reasons including darts in the bodice and a set in sleeve, both of which often cause fitting issues in the sewing process. They've also been chosen for their available size ranges, so that this class is open to a wide variety of body types.
However, if you think you have a pattern you are struggling to fit which may meet the criteria for this class, please get in touch and we can assess if it is suitable for you to bring.
What previous students have to say...
"Camille is a fantastic teacher with lots of brilliant tips that really help make your sewing more polished and professional. Her fitting advice is on point, even when it's via photos."
"Camille is both a hugely experienced dressmaker and an utterly brilliant teacher. She anticipates issues and options in projects before you even reach them."
The Fitting Weekend is £285. Payment plans are available here.
Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Teas and coffee on tap, fruits and snacks.
A light lunch.
Tracing paper etc.
What's not included
Please come prepared with your own calico fabric and the pattern from the list that you would like to adjust.
Prefer a payment plan?
Would you prefer to spread the cost of the Fitting Weekend over multiple payments?
No problem, you can spread the cost over two or six months by clicking below. Any others, and you'll need to get in touch with me to arrange this.
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Registering for a payment plan will automatically enrol you on the course, and so the same cancellation policy applies.