Dressmaking

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Dressmaking course
Learn how to use a sewing machine before learning dressmaking. For dressmaking, you will learn how to read a pattern including symbols and instructions with understanding sewing terminology.
Learn how to insert zips, pockets, cuffs, waistbands, darts and much more. Lessons will also include learning to use different fabrics and interfacing

10 week course - £158

 

Duration: 2.5 hrs / Session

 

Mon, Tue, Wed,  10.30-12noon. Tues and Thurs 6.30-9pm and all day Saturday

Level: Complete Beginners

Pattern Cutting
This course consists of taking measurements to create your own size blocks and bodices, making a toile, adjustments and fittings.
 
Drafting a sleeve and sleeve toile.
 
Learning dart manipulation.

Cost of Course: £180

 

5 x 5hrs or 10 x 2.5hrs

 

Days Available: tba

 

Level:

 

Need some knowledge of dressmaking

 

Zips
This is an intensive workshop suitable for all levels with sewing machine knowledge.

The dreaded zips - Learn an easy way to insert a zip. This will ease you into the next two types of zip insertion: a lapped zip and an invisible zip, which can be quite tricky but well worth learning.

Cost of Course:

 

£40 including materials

 

Duration: 3 hrs / Session

 

Mon / Tues / Saturdays

 

Level: Basic Sewing Machine skills

Pockets
Another intensive course suitable for all levels with sewing machine knowledge.

Learn to create a variety of pockets including a lined patch pocket, a welt pocket, a bound pocket, a side seam pocket and a front inserted pocket.

Cost of Course:

 

£48 including materials

 

Duration: 5 hrs / Session

 

Saturdays 

 

Level: Complete Beginners

Jersey Dress
Learn to adapt the sewing machine for stretch fabrics and make a Jersey Dress or Top.
 
Just bring your Jersey pattern and fabric!

Cost of Course:

 

£55 

 

Duration: 2.5 hrs / Session

 

Days: Saturdays only

 

Level: Complete Beginners

Shirred Dress

Learn how to use shirring elastic in your sewing machine.

Cost of Course:

 

£35 including materials (materials may vary)

Duration: 4 hrs / Session

Mon, Tues, Weds mornings or Saturdays 

 

Level: Complete Beginners

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