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This dressmaking course of five sessions focuses on following a commercially produced pattern (of your own choice); deciphering the jargon and following the written instructions from cutting out the paper pattern in the required size to laying out fabric, cutting, preparing, stitching and finishing the garment. The aim of the course is to provide the confidence to enable you to carry out your own sewing projects at home independently. there will be some prep work to do at home in between sessions.


Whilst working at your own pace you will be focussing on new skills relevant to your own skill level, i.e.: turning hems, making darts, inserting zips, gathering, pleats and buttonholes etc.


For this course you will need to purchase a commercial pattern and provide your own fabric (natural fibres are recommended). You will need to bring some basic sewing equipment i.e.: pins, sewing needles, dressmaking scissors, small 'embroidery' scissors, unpicker, matching thread and a sewing machine if you have one, which, although not essential, it is hoped that this course will inspire you to purchase your own machine if you don't own one and really give you the sewing bug! All of this will be discussed during the first class so no need to bring on day one. The first session of this course also includes a beginners+/ refresher lesson on a sewing machine. If you feel you need a more basic class than this to start with, this can also be privately arranged for you by request.


Level: Beginners/ Beginners+

Dates: Thursdays: September 17th, 2015 onwards                

Time: 9.30am – 12 pm                                                                                        

Cost: £100 for 5 sessions or £25 per session

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