Pattern Grading/Alterations Workshop

Pattern Grading/Alterations Workshop

Brand: Fabricate

I don't know about you but I often find myself having to combine a couple of sizes on a pattern; I start off as one size at the top, go up a size at the waist and back down again at the hip, however I don't look as strange in real life as this would suggest!! :) This workshop teaches you how to take a regular sewing pa...Read more

  • £80.00


I don't know about you but I often find myself having to combine a couple of sizes on a pattern; I start off as one size at the top, go up a size at the waist and back down again at the hip, however I don't look as strange in real life as this would suggest!! :)

This workshop teaches you how to take a regular sewing pattern and grade it to suit your shape and also enlarge or reduce it if you fall out of the pattern sizes.  A very useful skill to have!  As well as this though, you may also want to alter the pattern to customise the garment slightly. We can run through that and show you how to get started once your main fit concerns are corrected.

You won't be making a completed garment in this course, however you will be making some calico blocks and produce a mock garment so you can see how this works.  Please bring along a pattern you have been having trouble with.  We will need advance warning of which pattern you will be bringing so we can familiarise ourselves with it beforehand.  If you don't have a particular pattern, then you are welcome to buy one from the shop on the day.

The cost of this course includes a "Pattern Grading Kit" which consists of a French Curve, tracing paper, carbon paper and a tracing wheel.  If you have all of this already, then please choose the option that does not include the kit. These items will be available for you to purchase on the day should you find you don't have them.  Everything else is including in the cost of the course, from calico to cake!

This course is suitable for Confident Beginners who are eager to progress with dressmaking.  You will need to know how to use a sewing machine and have made at least a couple of garments before.

Anyone attending a workshop also receives a whopping 15% discount in the shop on the days of their workshop!*

*Excludes gift vouchers and sale items.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Please refer to our Workshop T&Cs before making your booking.

Shipping Information


Once you place an order Monday to Friday, we always endeavour to despatch it within 48 hours and any orders placed over the weekend will be despatched on Tuesday.

Our shipping rates are as follows: ‐

Domestic (UK & Channel Islands)

1-2 Sewing Patterns £ 1.50
3+ Sewing Patterns £ 3.50
0 - 1kg £ 3.50
1kg - 2kg £ 5.50
1kg - 5kg £ 5.95
Over 5kg £ 15.00

All items under 5kg will be sent Royal Mail first class. Items over 5kg will be sent by courier on a Next Working Day service.

We offer free UK second class delivery on all orders over £25.

Our rates for shipping to other countries are as follows: ‐


0 - 500g £ 7.00
500g - 1kg £ 10.00
Over 1kg £ 15.00


Rest of World:

0 - 1kg £ 10.00
1kg - 2kg £ 15.00
Over 2kg £ 20.00

We offer free economy delivery on all international orders over £75.

All items sent internationally will be via a tracked Royal Mail or courier service.

Items posted to countries outside of the EU may have customs charges that are the buyer’s responsibility to pay.

Lost Parcels

Royal Mail does not consider a parcel lost unless it has been missing 15 days in the UK, 20 days in Europe or 25 days in the rest of the world. If after this period has ended you have not received your parcel, please contact us at

Returns Policy

Returns Policy

All sales of fabric, gift cards, workshops and special order items are final. If you change your mind on any other item, a full refund will be given if you return it in its original condition and packaging within 10 days of purchase. Returns after this period and within 28 days of purchase will be exchanged for store credit only. This does not affect your statutory rights.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at


We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Fabricate, 146 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield  GB WF14 8AN.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place.  Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment.
If you find you can’t come 2 weeks or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge.  Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 2 weeks’ notice.
We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: Fabricate, 146 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield  GB WF14 8AN

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £50.00, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.