We are delighted to be welcoming Charlotte back to BTHQ following her very successful debut in May 2019 with our Ginger Jeans class
This bodice fitting class is designed for students who already know how to sew, but want to learn how to make a bodice that fits beautifully. You will have already made a few garments following a commercial pattern but are desperate to get to grips with fitting, so you can have a dream dress that really fits.
You can bring along the pattern of your choice (for woven fabrics only). Charlotte will help you accurately take your measurements and guide you through the various adjustments needed to fit your body’s natural shape and curves.
You will leave the class with a toile of your bodice and a finalised pattern so that you can go home and make your final garment. The adjustments are then transferrable to other bodice patterns you may choose to make in the future.
As always our class sizes are small, with a maximum of 6 students. This ensures you get plenty of 1 on 1 time with Charlotte and are all able to finalise your patterns by the end of the day.
You are welcome to bring two patterns to class – depending on your personal abilities and speed you may be able to start the fitting process on a second pattern.
Students are required to bring a dress pattern (the dress must have a waist seam), a reel of thread and enough fabric to make a toile. Ideally, you will want to match the type of fabric. i.e. if linen is required to make your dress then you need to replicate this in your chosen fabric for your toile.
Sewing machines and all tools are provided as part of the class.