Beginners Dressmaking course - Evenings



6 week courses - each session is 2 hrs

Beginners dressmaking course for anyone looking to start making clothes that really fit.

This course is suitable for beginners, but basic sewing machine skills are required. Complete beginners please see our Learn to Sew courses

On this 6 week course we will introduce you to commercial Dress Patterns, show you how to measure for fit, and teach you how to read and alter dressmaking patterns confidently. 

You can bring along a pattern that you already have or choose from the selection that we have available in the drop down menu.

When choosing patterns we advise that you consider your sewing experience and your body shape. Pick something simple to start with that you can make really well and choose a style suitable for your figure that will be flattering and make you feel good.

Once you have cut out your pattern we will provide you with Calico cotton to make a 'Toile' mock up of your garment and then make any alterations necessary to get the perfect fit before cutting into your final fabric choice.

You will need to provide your own fabric but you will not require any fabric straight away and we will advise which fabrics will be most suitable for your project and where to buy nice fabrics from.

We have a fully equipped studio with Janome sewing machines, overlockers and cutting tools for you to use during classes so there is no need to bring your own machine.

During the 6 weeks you will aim to make at least one fully fitted garment that you are happy with, you may even start another project, but you can join this course as many times as you like to progress.

How to book: 

Book online by adding your preferred start date into the basket.

What to bring:
If you are providing your own pattern bring this with you otherwise you don't need to bring anything. If you have fabrics that you would like to discuss feel free to bring.
During the course we will be sharing top tips and helpful advise so we advise that you bring along a small notebook.

For further information please Get in touch, otherwise what are you waiting for? Get booked on, you'll never look back!

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