Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (Wed am) new course starts September 2022

Lay dressmaking

This 10 week course is for complete beginners to dressmaking or those with some sewing experience.

You’ll learn how to make a garment of your choice using a commercial (shop bought) pattern.

The course will take you through the whole process including taking personal measurements, selecting and cutting the correct size, cutting out fabric, sewing darts, pleats and seams, inserting zips and stitching hems. Sewing machines and overlockers are available to use although you may find it useful to have your own sewing machine to continue your garment and practise sewing techniques at home.

Please come to the first class with a dressmaking pattern and fabric. It is advisable to make up a toile (practise garment) first in calico or other cheap fabric to ensure a good fit, before making up the garment in a more expensive and higher quality fashion fabric. This will also give you the chance to try out the techniques needed for your garment without worrying about mastering these on the first attempt.

Complete beginners are advised to make a simple garment such as a skirt or loose fitting / pyjama trousers. Students can contact us in advance of the course for advice.

Those with experience of using commercial patterns can bring a pattern for a garment of their choice.

 

Cost

£300.00

Date

21 Sep 2022

Time

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Book Event

By booking this event you can attend all occurrences. Some of them are listed below but there might be more.

Wed 21st Sep 9:30 am - Wed 21st Sep 12:30 pm
Wed 28th Sep 9:30 am - Wed 28th Sep 12:30 pm
Wed 5th Oct 9:30 am - Wed 5th Oct 12:30 pm
Wed 12th Oct 9:30 am - Wed 12th Oct 12:30 pm
Wed 19th Oct 9:30 am - Wed 19th Oct 12:30 pm
Wed 2nd Nov 9:30 am - Wed 2nd Nov 12:30 pm
Wed 9th Nov 9:30 am - Wed 9th Nov 12:30 pm
Wed 16th Nov 9:30 am - Wed 16th Nov 12:30 pm
Wed 23rd Nov 9:30 am - Wed 23rd Nov 12:30 pm
Wed 30th Nov 9:30 am - Wed 30th Nov 12:30 pm

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What you will need

Please come to the first class with a dressmaking pattern and fabric.

 

Complete beginners are advised to make a simple garment such as a skirt or loose fitting / pyjama trousers. Students can contact us in advance of the course for advice.

 

Those with experience of using commercial patterns can bring a pattern for a garment of their choice.

 

Please also bring with you a note book, your sewing kit (to include fabric scissors and snips, pins, quick unpick tool, hand sewing needles and thread.) If you’re bringing your own sewing machine please make sure you’ve got your power cable.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Julia Hincks

Tutor

Julia Hincks

Julia is a teacher, author and lover of yarn and fabric crafts. After completing a degree in Business and Management, Julia qualified as a mathematics teacher at Cambridge University in 2001 and has worked in education ever since, teaching at schools and colleges across Sussex. Julia has always sewn, knitted and crocheted and in 2006 she completed a Diploma in Art and Design, specialising in Fashion and Pattern Cutting. In 2008 Julia began teaching creative crafts to adults at City College in Brighton and has also worked at a number of other adult education centres in the city. In 2014 her first book 'The Overlocker Technique Manual' was published and has become a bestselling craft book. Her second book 'The Coverstitch Technique Manual' will be released in September 2021. You can find more about Julia and her latest projects on her website at www.juliahincks.com and www.houseofmisssew.com

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