DRESSMAKING FOR QUALITY FIT AND FINISH – BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE GARMENTS



SEWING WORKSHOPS SYDNEY | FASHION DESIGN SHORT COURSES 

DRESSMAKING FOR QUALITY FIT AND FINISH

 

Next Workshops

  • 19, 20 & 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 24, 25 & 27 OCTOBER 2017

Course Summary

This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate sewers who want to learn how to fit and sew a commercial pattern. It is also suitable for:

• Students undertaking the HSC who want to learn sewing skills that can be applied to their major work.

• Advanced sewers who want to learn how to fit and sew a more complex commercial pattern. Suggested garments include a shirt with a collar and sleeves, a dress with sleeves, or tailored pants with pockets.

Course Content

This course includes:

  • Quality equipment selection.
  • Haberdashery requirements for sewing fabric, including stretch fabric.
  • Appropriate fabric selection.
  • Pattern styles for figure types.
  • What correct garment fit entails.
  • Interpretation of pattern envelope information.
  • Taking body measurements and determining basic pattern making alterations for personal fit.
  • Understanding pattern instructions on the paper pattern and the instruction leaflet.
  • Fabric pre-shrinking, layout and pattern making/cutting.
  • Machine treading and bobbin winding.
  • Basic sewing techniques.
  • Stretch seams using an overlocker or sewing machine.
  • Twin needle and cover stitch hems.

What to Bring

  • Quality equipment selection.
  • A commercial pattern (a simple garment for beginners).
  • Fabric that has been washed in the way you intend to clean the finished garment. This pre-shrinks the fabric.
  • Matching thread.
  • Any sewing equipment you already own.
  • Paper scissors.
  • Pen and notebook.
  • Your overlocker (with manual please) if you’re sewing a T-shirt.

Important Information

Information sheet provided on enrolment. Some sewing equipment is available for purchase at the college.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge required.

Course Duration

20 hours over 3 days

Course Fees

$360

For more information on this course, please contact our college.

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