Can you use a sewing machine and have completed some simple projects, but feel daunted by the idea of tackling a dressmaking project by yourself? Do you have a favourite pattern you would love to make, but don’t have the knowledge and confidence to go it alone? Then you are looking at the right sewing course!
On this course you can learn to make your favourite pattern with the help of one of our experienced tutors. We will be holding your hand and guiding you every step of the way, from cutting to altering the pattern to fit, fitting, construction and finishing, showing you all the techniques, tips and tricks you need in order to complete your dressmaking project successfully.
Whether you are a novice or more experienced sewer wanting to take their sewing skills to the next level this course is for you!
*Please note. This course is not suitable for beginners. You will need to be confident on the sewing machine and have at least completed one or two basic dressmaking projects independently or, have attended one of our Beginners Classes.
You will need to bring your own pattern of choice and all the required notions and fabric length as per pattern instructions as well as a length of calico or cheaper fabric with similar weight and drape to your main fabric to make a quick toile (test garment). Please be sensible when choosing your patterns and go for something not too complicated for your level. Go for a Very Easy pattern if you’re a beginner or an Easy to Average pattern if you are an intermediate sewer or an Advanced one, if you are a more experienced sewer.
Depending on the type of pattern you choose and your pace, you may have to do some homework in between lessons and finish your garment at home, for which we will give you enough “how to” tips for you to be able to complete it successfully.
If you choose a very simple quick to make up pattern which can be completed in one day, you may bring a second pattern to work on the following week. Alteratively you may be able to join the course for one session only on the last day if we have any spaces available. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability if you would prefer to join the second session only on the weekend course or the last two sessions of the evening course.
*Once you book your course, we would need you to email us a picture of the pattern you would like to make so we have an idea of how much space your project would take on our table and therefore of how many more people we will be able to fit into a class.
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