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Bodice Fitting Workshop - 2 day workshop

Taught by Janet Elmes


Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July 2024

9.30am - 3.30 / 4pm 


The fee includes tuition and a base starter kit. 

Are you tired of making clothes for yourself, only to find they don’t fit well?
Have you given up garment sewing altogether and decided to quilt something instead? If this is you, or you would like to fine tune your garment fitting then this is the class for you.


In this two-day workshop, we will restore the joy of sewing your own clothes, so you can just cut it out, sew it up and wear it! In this class you will be fitted in a pre-made bodice shell, created by the well-known Butterick patternmaker, Connie Crawford.


After making a few small adjustments (if necessary) we will create a bodice block, which will form the basis of many future garments.

You will also learn how to add details such as collars and plackets to your block to create a complete blouse pattern.

Also, we will discuss and demonstrate various ways to use your new blocks and Connie’s Butterick patterns to create a whole new well fitting wardrobe.


More about Janet

Janet Elmes is the only authorised Australian representative for Connie Crawford, the well renowned independent pattern maker and Butterick designer. Janet has been personally trained by Connie in all her products and methods and is happy to share that knowledge with Australian home sewers. Janet is also a sewing teacher, running her own sewing school for over ten years and has been a Stitches Magazine contributor. Janet is passionate about teaching and sewing, and sharing what she’s learnt with others.


Skill level

Advanced beginners to Advanced



Lightweight poster board sheets (4-6 sheets) or patternmaking cardboard
Paper cutting scissors
French curve – Sew Easy brand or similar that has a straight edge as well as the curved edge - we have these available to purchase in store
Invisible sticky tape
Stapler and staples
Pencils, eraser and sharpener
No sewing machines are needed as this is a pattern making and design class.


This class is held at our Lindfield Store

321 Pacific Highway Lindfield NSW 2070


Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking

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Please select in store pick up as your freight option to avoid the minimum charge. 


Requirements list is available if you want to see them before booking. Please reach out online or in store.

Lindfield - 2 day Bodice Fitting Workshop - 27 and 28/7/2024

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