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Purely Pattern Cutting Retreat 2020


This must be our Ultimate Pattern Cutting Event. Three days of Pattern Cutting heaven in a fully equipped studio with gourmet meals and luxury accommodation - what more could you ask for.

This is a chance to truly relax, enjoy yourself with friends while learning new skills and improving your creativity. 

This is an amazing opportunity to get to grips with the basics of pattern cutting and then use what you've learnt to create your own patterns. Or you may have your own basic blocks and want to expand your knowledge and get cutting truly creatively.

What you'll learn:

  • How to use pattern cutting tools correctly and safely
  • How to take your own personal measurements and use them specifically in ways tailored to you
  • How to understand drape and where you can use it effectively
  • How to use cut and spread creatively
  • How to use dart manipulation to create new shapes and style lines
  • How to use a toile to help you design

As well as SO MUCH MORE! 


Thursday  to Sunday  2020

Thursday Evening arrive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the banks of the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon at whatever time suits you. Allowing you to get settled and unload your sewing machine, if you've chosen to bring it, and then start Friday fresh and ready to go.

We are offering you the chance to join us for an ice-breaker meal at the RSC theatre for £26 per head, so that we can get to know each other before diving in to sewing Or you can choose to book dinner at the hotel independently, or perhaps explore Stratford upon Avon. 

Friday morning meet us after breakfast and we can help you plan your creative pattern cutting weekend and work out what you want to achieve. A bit of planning will help your weekend go smoothly. So whether it's making the perfectly fitting bodice or trouser block, understanding draping or learning to about creative Subtraction Cutting we will be there to help you along the way while you sew at your own pace. This is a real opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills. 

After lunch we might even fit in a trip to the Sew Me Something Studio if you need to stock up on any sewing essentials.

The Studio will be open until 6pm, then it's time to wind down in the Bar or maybe you'd prefer to use the hotel swimming pool and facilities.

Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast the Studio will be open from 9am to 6pm. You will have full use of the studio all day with cutting and draping demonstrations throughout the day whenever you find them useful. Lunch will be served in the restaurant again and there will be plenty of tea coffee and cakes to keep you sewing all day. 

Again you can choose to use the hotel facilities before dinner or just chill with a good book or have a walk and explore the town. 

Sunday Morning again the studio will be open after breakfast from 9am. You can spend all morning continuing with sewing projects before lunch is served in the restaurant. Then we can help you wind up your creative cutting projects and provide you with any information you need to carry on at home. They'll be time for a final cuppa before we say goodbye at 4pm.

I can guarantee you will learn new techniques, processes and increase your creative cutting skills on this weekend. As well as have fun making a whole host of new pattern cutting and sewing friends to take away with you. 

We really look forward to you joining us. 


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