Pattern Cutting 101: Learn to Draft a T-Shirt Pattern with Alice Prier - 19 June


Design your own posh tee shirt in our gentle introduction to pattern cutting! Make it loose, semi-fitted or figure-hugging. Add your favourite sleeve length and most flattering neckline or grow it into a dress. If you can sew a fine seam - maybe even a French one, your zip insertion is truly invisible and you’re not fazed by a facing, you’re ready to start drafting your own designs and a whole new sewing world
will be yours!

In our 3 hour class you will learn how to:

  • measure for a perfect fit
  • draft a simple bodice and sleeve block perfectly suited to knit fabrics
  • make style adaptations, add seam allowances and markings

You will go home with:

  • a block that fits
  • several patterns derived from that block
  • sewing instructions for quick and easy finishing with or without an overlocker
  • inspiration to continue your pattern cutting journey

About your teacher: Alice Prier loves to design and cut. Having run a successful Made to Measure women's wear business for more years than she cares to remember, she's now turned her attention to teaching and creating PDF patterns with her daughter Lilia for their brand Alice & Co. Together they have also written a book, Templates for Skirts and Dresses: All you need to design, adapt and customise your clothes, an introduction to pattern testing. Alice uses the unique Telestia system which ensures a great fit with minimal maths! When not teaching or in her studio Alice loves poking around fabric and haberdashery shops worldwide.

Skills needed: This class is suitable for confident beginners on up. You should already know how to sew and work with a commercial dressmaking pattern.

Materials: You'll need to bring or buy your fabric and thread for this class. Sewing machines, tools and pattern paper will be provided. You'll need 1.5 metres of knit fabric to make your toile. This can be cheap and doesn't have to be pretty! If you buy your fabric in the shop you'll receive a 10% student discount. 

Class size: 8

Date: Wednesday, 19 June, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at