Dressmaking Monday 19.00-21.00
COURSE DETAILS AND AIMS:
Learners will be guided through the purchase of fabrics and patterns.
They will learn how to make basic pattern alterations, cut out, assemble
and fit their garments. As well as this they will be taught basic
dressmaking techniques and make samples to practice their skills. There
will be plenty of help with lockstitch and over lock sewing machines if
required. More advanced learners will be encouraged to make more
complicated garments. By the end of the course you will have the
opportunity to learn: Understand the importance of a well fitted
garment. Know how to use a lockstitch and overlock sewing machines.
Appreciate how to use a variety of fabrics. Understand how to use a
dressmaking pattern. Know how to assemble a garment in the correct
order. Learn a variety of dressmaking skills to produce a professional
finish eg inserting zips, attaching collars, cuffs, pockets, button, hems
SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS:
You will need to bring a tape measure, pencil & pen. I would advise all
beginners not to buy a pattern and fabric before the first session. 1
metre of fabric or an old quilt cover to make samples.
ADDITIONAL COURSE COSTS (IF APPLICABLE):
In order to make a garment you will need to purchase fabric, pattern
and a sewing kit, this includes: stitch scissors, dressmaking shears, steel
pins, tape measure. All of these will be discussed in the first session.
Each student will also need at least one metre of fabric to make their
samples, an old sheet or quilt cover is ideal.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR: SALLY TILLEY
I have been dressmaking domestically and commercially for the past
20 years. I studied at Loughborough College of Art and worked briefly
as a fashion designer before moving into teaching textiles. Since
leaving the industry, I have continued to take on commission work and
teach dressmaking and pattern cutting courses.