Bodice Blocks


When developing your own patterns, it is important to start with a proper fitting bodice block. This will get you on the right track to making yourself perfectly fitting garments.

In this 4 week class we will work from existing slopers to create a custom fit block for all your future pattern drafting needs. Students will conduct fittings as a group with their instructor, learning how to correct different fit issues, how to do a Full Bust Alteration, make alterations to their muslins and patterns using fitting charts and leave with a bodice block that fits like a glove!

*Because no two bodies are the same, fit issues vary from person to person, be prepared to make multiple muslins to get a perfect fit.

We will be working with The Make Den’s women slopers from size 0-26 in both B and D cup sizes, and men’s slopers in sizes XS-2XL.  Samples in all sizes will be available to try on to save time in you first class.  Because this is a custom fit class, we will fit garments according to students preferences.

The Bodice Blocks class runs for 4 weeks.  Each class is 2 hrs long.

Course fee is $160 + HST

Materials and supplies:
(available for purchase at the studio)

  • 1-3 yards of muslin (*start with 1 yard, more may be required depending on fit issues)
  • 1 yard of oaktag (hard manilla paper)

While we do recommend purchasing your own pattern drafting tools (all available for purchase at the studio), paper and pattern drafting tools will be available for use at the studio. If you would like to purchase a pattern drafting kit we recommend getting:

  • Pattern making ruler
  • French curve
  • Tracing Wheel

***Due to the special nature of this class, makeup classes will not be offered. Please be sure you are able to attend all 4 classes before signing up.

*** We recommend taking this class before taking Pattern Drafting 101 if you want to develop patterns for yourself ***

***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.

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