Bodice & Sleeve Block Fitting Workshop

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  • Bodice & Sleeve Block Fitting Workshop
    October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Create a perfectly fitting bodice block with sleeve in this weekend workshop.

We’ll cover:

  • How to take measurements accurately
  • Drafting techniques for the bodice & sleeve block
  • How to create mock ups (toiles) of both bodice and sleeve for fitting and with expert guidance, you’ll carry out adjustments to the blocks so they they fit you like a glove!
No more badly fitting patterns. Heaven!


All equipment, paper, card and calico is provided. If you have your own pattern making tools, and prefer to use them, then feel free to bring them along, otherwise, you’re all set!

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to try on a bodice and sleeve toile.
This course is suitable for those with previous sewing experience at a confident beginner level or above.
The is a two day course and will run on both Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October from 10:30am until 5:00pm (water, tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch)
About our teacher:

Specialising in fit, over the last 20 years Serefina has honed multiple skills in the fields of fashion & costume – working as a tailor and pattern cutter for luxury fashion and simultaneously as a corset maker and costume designer for cabaret, burlesque and drag.

For the past 8 years she has been passionately teaching her knowledge in pattern making and fit- both to individuals and to companies such as Harrods, Asos and Monsoon as well as start ups and small businesses.

In 2018 she was the pattern designer for Tilly and the Buttons and it was here that her love of sewing merged with digital and since then the self proclaimed ‘analogue girl’ has gone on to create Fina Makes; an online pattern cutting tutorial brand.


16 Whitehouse Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS3 4AY, United Kingdom

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