Dress Block Sewing Workshop



Day course

Jenny Harrison

16 January 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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A block is a basic starting point for pattern making. It is a fitted darted shape to fit the figure, from which paper dressmaking patterns are made.

The course begins with taking measurements then constructing the block from the body measurements. Initially this will be made on pattern paper, then transferred to card or stronger brown paper once the block is confirmed as being the correct fit.

This course would be suitable for students who would like to make paper patterns to fit themselves. Have a keen interest in sewing garments and a good understanding of garment construction.

Progression from this please see the workshop on the 6th March 2023 “Basic Pattern Cutting”.

It would be useful if you could bring your own sewing machine.

Tutor information

Jenny Harrison has been a tutor of Soft Furnishings for more than 20 years. She has a Certificate in Education and has taught up to Level 3 City and Guilds at local colleges. In the past she has been a designer for Marks and Spencer’s and written articles for Sewing World Magazine . Currently she runs her own classes privately for dressmaking and soft furnishings and also offers a bespoke soft furnishing design service to private clients. For more information and examples of her work view at www.jennyharrisondesigns.com

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