This weekend I went to the pattern cutting course at Ray Stitch in London. The course tutor was Alice - she was fantastic! So clear and charismatic at the same time. We created a bodice block and a skirt block. We sewed them up in calico and made adjustments to our patterns. We spent the second day looking at dart control and using seams to create shape.
Alice recommended Make your Own Dress Patterns By Adele Margolis.