Sewing Part 2

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Sewing Part 2

  • Course Code: PLR0ART065 (161B)
  • Prospectus Title: Sewing Part 2
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 6 Weeks (2. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 29 March, 2017
  • Course Tuition Fee: £65
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Entry requirements

You would need to be able to use a sewing machine and some prior dressmaking experience.

Who is it for?

This course is intended for those who are able to use a sewing machine, have some experience of dressmaking and have used a commercial pattern before. This evening class is for those who are looking to extend their skills in this area. Would you like to learn how to create your very own dress pattern? Then this is the course for you.

What does the course involve?

The course would involve working on the stand (dressmakers dummy) to create a perfectly fitted shift dress. Each student would make a paper pattern and 'block' to create a toile which would fit the dressmakers dummy. They will learn how to correctly measure the form, draft a pattern, prepare the fabric, sew darts, finish seams, set sleeves in and finally finish necklines and hems correctly. The techniques involved in learning this process would enable the student to then create their own pattern for their own body shape and measurements. Once your 'block' has been created you will then learn how to adjust it to create a limitless range of dresses to fit. You will be expected to provide fabric (calico/muslin) that you should bring to your first session. The course is taught in our fashion studios where we have industrial and domestic sewing machines for you to use.

Additional costs

You will have to provide your own materials and fabric.

Additional notes

Due to the nature of the subject a degree of independence is required after instructions are given whilst the tutor makes her way around the group offering individual support.

What do I do next?

Some of our courses may have entry qualifications and you may need to have an informal chat with the tutor to check it is appropriate for you - this will be clear in the Other Details area. You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat.

You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).

Other details

No entry requirements. No concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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