DRESSMAKING FOR QUALITY FIT AND FINISH – GARMENTS OF INTERMEDIATE DIFFICULTY



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Course information

Sessions are run on Mondays:

DAYTIME SESSION – 9.30am to 2pm (4-hour class with half an hour for lunch)

20 hours over 5 classes of 4 hours/week

COURSE DATES:
6 February – 6 March 2017
13 March – 10 April 2017
24 April – 22 May 2017
29 May – 26 June 2017
24 July – 21 August 2017
28 August – 25 September 2017
16 October – 13 November 2017
20 November – 18 December 2017

EVENING SESSION – 6.30pm to 9pm (2.5-hour class)

20 hours over 8 classes of 2.5 hours/week

COURSE DATES:
6 February – 27 March 2017
1 May – 26 June 2017
24 July – 11 September 2017
16 October – 4 December 2017

GARMENTS OF INTERMEDIATE DIFFICULTY

(For information on the Dressmaking Course for basic garments, please click here)

Course summary

The dressmaking course is designed for intermediate and advanced sewers who want to learn how to fit and sew a more complex commercial pattern.

Suggested garments that students would undertake include a shirt with a collar and sleeves, a dress with sleeves, or tailored pants with pockets. This is a follow-on from the beginners’ course and basic sewing skills are assumed for these workshops.

Course Subjects

  • Quality equipment selection
  • Haberdashery requirements for sewing
  • Appropriate fabric selection
  • Pattern styles for figure types
  • What correct garment fit entails
  • Fabric pre-shrinking, layout and pattern making/cutting
  • Advanced sewing techniques including:

* collars
* cuffs
* pockets
* waistbands
* zippers, including invisible zips
* ease stitching and gathering
* topstitching
* button holes
* lining garments
* facings
* hand finishing and hand hemming

The dressmaking classes are run in an informal format at our Sydney college, and students are invited to observe techniques that apply to each other’s garments. Students work at their own pace for these workshops, allowing them to complete, on average, two garments during the course.

Students need to purchase a commercial pattern and fabric. Advice concerning the type of commercial pattern and information on fabric selection will be supplied upon enrolment in the course.

Students may bring their own sewing machine to classes but this is not mandatory. Sewing equipment required may be ordered through in2mode Sydney.

Course duration

A total of 20 hours over 5 classes of 4 hours a week (daytime session) or 8 classes of 2.5 hours a week (evening session).

Course cost

Tuition Fee: $360

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