Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (Wed pm) new course starts September 2023

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

£330.00

Date

06 Dec 2023
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available

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.

Tutor

Jo Bunner

Jo has been teaching dressmaking and pattern cutting for over 7 years, from beginners to advanced, cushion covers to tailored jackets and bras. Her particular specialism is fitting and pattern adjustment, having gained her experience working in the fashion industry as a Designer/Pattern cutter in ladies outerwear and tailoring.' She has been sewing for over 40 years and it still provides her escape and relaxation

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