The Fitting Masterclass


  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Pl Glasgow, G3 United Kingdom

2-Day Workshop (+ 1 Prep Evening) // Sat 21st & Sun 22nd November, 10am - 5pm both days (Prep Sun 15th Nov, 7-9pm)// Cost: £140 // Instructors: Cassandra Belanger and Susie Haigh // Pattern: McCall's 2718 'Learn to Fit' dress pattern

We're all made in different shapes and sizes. Thankfully. And so, when it comes to making your own clothes from a set pattern, it can sometimes get a bit tricky. 

But in this 2-day practical Masterclass Cassandra and Susie will be showing you some tried and tested methods for getting it right every time. Using McCall's 'Learn to Fit' dress pattern and your own toile, they'll be guiding you through the basics of fitting a skirt, a sleeve, and a bodice (including choosing the correct cup).

The sessions look like this:

PREP SESSION // Sunday, 15th November // 7-9pm

NOTE: If you cannot make it to this prep session, but still want to do the Masterclass, please let us know and we can arrange an alternative consultation. 

This session will be used to introduce the pattern; show you how to prepare the pattern and fabric for fitting & toiling; and give you an overview of the following weekend. 

SESSION ONE // Saturday, 21st November //10:30am-4:30pm

In this session we will cover: adjusting the bodice; cup size and bust adjustments; fitting the shoulders; bodice length; fitting sleeves, including the armhole; sleeve cap, bicep and length. Students will then be taught how to adjust their pattern based on the fitting of the toile.

SESSION TWO // Sunday, 22rd November // 10:30am - 4:30pm

In this session we will cover: fitting the skirt, including the waist and hip; large or small derriere; skirt length; darts; full tummy and sway back. Student will then be taught how to adjust their pattern based on the fitting of the toile.

Booking Your Place

NOTE: When you come to book your place on this course, you'll be asked to provide us with the following measurements in INCHES: Upper Bust, Bust, Under Bust, Waist, Hip, and Back-Waist Length. Please refer to the image below as a reference for these measurements.  We will need them so that we can order the correct pattern for you in advance. If you're unsure and you wish to book in a free session to help you take these measurements, please get in touch. 

To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount.

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this. 

What Next?

If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).

If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Because of the popularity of our courses and the limited number of spaces available, we've now introduced a Cancellation & Refund Policy. The main aim of this is to make it fairer on those people who have signed up to the waiting list and to try and reduce last minute cancellations. Please familiarise yourself with this policy (below) before booking on this course. 

Non-Refundable Deposit

All of our courses and workshops require a Deposit to book your place. The cost of the Deposit may vary, but it will be stated on the online course literature or booking page. Please note that the Deposit is completely non-refundable. If you pay the full course fee at the time of booking, the Deposit portion of that fee is retained as your non-refundable deposit.

Cancellation & Course Fees Refund

If you cancel your booking 14 or more full days before the start date of your course or workshop, you will be refunded the balance of your fees. This is equivalent to your full course fees minus your non-refundable Deposit.  

If you cancel within 14 days of the start date of the course/workshop, a refund will only be issued if a replacement student can be found to take your place. 

If you decide to cancel your place once the course has started, a refund is not guaranteed. In this situation we shall review the circumstances of the cancellation before deciding on appropriate solution.