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Pattern Making Basics: An Epic Email Course!

June 10, 2017Eve Tokens


Pattern Making Basics

Who here struggles with the pattern making basics?

Hands up if you have read the books, followed YouTube videos, or even just tried figuring it out on your own?

And it’s a struggle right?

I get so many emails from my readers who say that they really want to be able to create clothes that fit but are struggling with just the pattern making basics.

And that just doesn’t seem fair right?

Reasons For Learning Pattern Making Basics

You see, these readers of mine – probably not unlike you – have many reasons for learning pattern making basics.

Here are just some of the reasons…

“The lack of RTW clothing options is comical”


“Finding clothes that fit is really hard”


“I don’t like trying on clothes”


“I got fat, and clothes I like don’t fit me, or are hideously expensive”


And the best reason:

“To actually have something that fits perfectly!”


Your Perfect Pattern

So, because of all the emails and all the reasons I heard, I started to create a course. It was going to be called Your Perfect Pattern and was supposed to be released in July.

Yet Your Perfect Pattern grew bigger and BIGGER, until I realised that I was adding TOO MUCH INFORMATION inside it. It was overwhelming ME to create it, and it would definitely overwhelm anyone who bought it. You see, the point of Your Perfect Pattern is to give you the skills to create your own idea of a perfect pattern, not melt your brain with information overload! 😉

So, for the time being Your Perfect Pattern has been shelved while I focus on providing this epic free email course on Pattern Making Basics, and setting up my paid membership community for pattern making obsessed women.

Pattern Making Basics Email Course

So, I chopped a lot of information from Your Perfect Pattern, pared it right back to teach the essentials, and decided to use all the pattern making basics info to create a free email course! *Boom shackalacka!*

I’m really excited about it – it will be a series of emails delivered directly to your inbox, and can be signed up to at any time. In fact, it started on June 12th and will never stop. That way, anyone who finds this post years from now, will still be able to learn the pattern making basics! How awesome?

Lesson Plan For Pattern Making Basics

  1. Tools, Workspace and Mindset
  2. Accurate Measurements
  3. All About Ease
  4. Fabric Influence
  5. Design Principles
  6. Finishing Considerations
  7. Five Ways To Create Patterns
  8. Design Inspiration (+ Starting Block Selection)
  9. Drafting A Skirt Block
  10. Applying Fabric Supression
  11. Drafting A Basic Bodice
  12. Sewing Toiles
  13. Drafting A straight Sleeve Block
  14. Drafting A Basic Trouser Block
  15. Special Offer


How Do You Sign Up For Pattern Making Basics?

Well, it’s super simple and easy to do… Pop your name and email address in the sign up box below! You’ll get added to my email list, tagged with the ‘free course’ label, and will then receive the first lesson as soon as you click the ‘I’m In’ button in the confirmation email! Woop woop!

Alright then… here’s that box you need to sign up for the Pattern Making Basics email course…

Pattern Making Basics

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Is pattern making a struggle to get your head around? Join my free 3 week email course and get Pattern Making Basics lessons dropped into your inbox!!

Who knew it could be so easy to learn? 🙂

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See you in the first lesson! Woop woop!

If you’re excited and want to get thinking about fit issues, why not check out this post?








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Comments (2)

  • gillian sands

    March 9, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    well I’ve spent a long time searching your website looking for all you’ve promised. I entered my details, looked at my emails, went back into your library and still I don’t have what I’m looking for. I was hoping to find information on creating blocks for myself. ‘’ states that you offer a FREE service, is this true as I been moved from page to page and still not found what I’m looking for!!!!! I hate sites like these, they send you all around the houses and you finish with absolutly nothing.

    1. Eve Tokens

      March 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Gillian. Firstly thank you for your comment. I am so sorry that you feel frustrated by my website. The intent is not to move you from page to page, but to provide you with what is promised – a free course on drafting the basic blocks. I have taken a look inside ConvertKit, the email service provider I use, and I can in fact see that you have registered as a subscriber using the library sign up form, have confirmed your email address but have not yet signed up for the Pattern Making Basics email course.

      Due to email marketing laws in the UK, I cannot go in and add you to this manually, as we have ‘double opt-in’ laws, which require you to confirm that you do want me to send the emails to you. If I send anything to you without you ‘double confirming’, I would in effect be breaking the law, which is something I never intend to do!

      If you would still like to join the pattern making basics course, and learn to draft basic blocks for free, you can do so here: – you will have to click the link in the first email to confirm and receive the first lesson!

      Again, I am sorry that you feel disappointed, and I hope to see you inside the course. Best, Eve

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