Pattern Cutting & Sewing Blouses

with Jeanette Sendler

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd March (2 days), 10am-5pm each day

£195 excluding materials

Plus £7 for lunch (optional) – most dietary requirements catered for

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A blouse is a practical garment with its very own charm and has a place in everyone’s wardrobe. It is a good item to work on both as a beginner and for the returner with already existing sewing skills. The basic shape is established from your own personal measurements to guarantee the perfect fit. The style of your blouse can take various directions. You can keep it classic or make your blouse a fashion statement.

In this class we will take our individual measurements and draft a fitted bodice block which will be finished into a blouse block. You can decide if you want a classic look with darts, yoke, collar, button placket, tight fitting sleeves and cuffs, or you may want to explore contemporary shapes through bodice and sleeve manipulation.

Jeanette will guide you through the dart shifting process and how to design interesting details, such as necklines and collars. You will construct your toile which will be fitted on you, and finally learn finishing processes and techniques to fit sleeves, facings, collars, cuffs and more.

You will go home with a personal blouse block/ pattern and a finished toile. You are now ready to make your spring blouse collection.

About the tutor

Jeanette Sendler is a milliner and costume designer. She commenced her training as a ladies’ tailor at the age of 16, and has been developing her practice at various Opera Houses, other professional engagements, residencies, and exhibitions ever since. She currently designs and sells bespoke hats and period costumes at Hat in the Cat, and runs Big Cat Textiles with her business partner Alison Mountain.

  • For more information about her hats and period costumes, as well as the other classes she offers, see her website.
  • To see recent examples of her work, or connect with her, go to her Facebook page.

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