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PATTERN HACKING SCHOOL: SHIRT/SHIRT DRESS Sun 21st March 6-9pm UK TIME

Regular price £35.00

Date: Sunday 21st March

Time: 6-9pm UK TIME 

Duration: 3 hours

Introducing our new series of classes: PATTERN-HACKING SCHOOL! These classes will use our Iceberg Dress as a base to make a variety of different designs, from jackets to underwear, shirts to skirts and everything in between. The classes will cover a variety of pattern-cutting techniques that you will be able to apply to many projects.

Next up in our PATTERN-HACKING SCHOOL series is a shirt and shirt-dress! We'll be showing you how to hack your Iceberg Dress into THREE different silhouettes: classic straight, swing back or A-line. The class will take you through step-by-step full scale in real time, so you will leave the class armed with a pattern ready to sew up and a bucketful of new drafting and sewing skills!

In particular this class will show you:

  • how to change the silhouette
  • how to add a button stand and facing
  • how to draft a shirt collar
  • how to make nifty faux-cuff on the sleeves.
  • demonstrate/discuss various construction methods and decorative finishes. 

The class will take place as a video meeting via Zoom so you can interact and ask questions along the way. Places are limited to make it as much like an in-person class as possible. 25% of the profits from this class will go to Akwaaba.

NEW! Due to popular demand we are trialling recording our classes this month - the recording will be sent out the day after the class and will be available to view for 30 days. However, we would strongly encourage that you attend the class in person if you can to get the most out the class.  

What you will need

When you purchase the class you will receive a download with all of the information that you will need to access the class. In addition you will need:

  • A copy of our Iceberg Dress pattern (please choose the appropriate option when you purchase the class whether or not you already own the Iceberg Dress pattern)
  • Some large pieces of paper – pattern cutting paper if you have it but otherwise newspaper will be fine (preferably a broadsheet). A roll of brown paper or even wrapping paper is also a good option. Otherwise just tape together whatever you can find!
  • A tape measure (we draft in metric , so you’re more used to inches, a dual tape-measure will be handy - or we can help you to convert along the way)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sticky tape
  • Paper scissors

*If you already own the Iceberg Dress pattern then please select the option without the pattern included from the dropdown

*Please note that you will need to be subscribed up to our newsletter in order to receive emails from us (there is a checkbox when you sign up for the class)*

How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  

*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*

For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern. 

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Comment télécharger votre patron Alice & Co Pattern

Les patrons d'Alice & Co patterns sont fournis dans trois formats de page différents et sont conçus pour être imprimés en couleur.

Une fois que vous aurez acheté votre patron, vous obtiendrez un lien de téléchargement. Celui-ci vous sera également envoyé par e-mail, donc ne vous inquiétez pas si vous ne souhaitez pas le télécharger immédiatement !

Le téléchargement consistera en un fichier zip contenant 4 fichiers PDF distincts :

1x Instructions pour le patron

3x Patrons dans les formats A0, A4 et US Letter  

*Lisez attentivement les instructions qui suivent avant d’imprimer votre patron !*

POUR LES FORMATS A4 / US LETTER : il est indispensable d’imprimer votre patron à 100%, sinon la taille ne sera pas correcte. Vos paramètres d'impression doivent être "pleine échelle" "100%", "taille réelle" ou un paramètre équivalent selon votre logiciel d'impression.

Il y a deux carrés de test sur la première page de chaque patron : un carré de 5 cm et un carré de 2 pouces. N'imprimez d'abord que cette page et vérifiez que votre carré est bien à la bonne taille, avant d'imprimer le reste du patron.

POUR LE FORMAT A0 : suivez les instructions données par votre imprimeur. Des services sont également disponibles en ligne.