Dressmaking 2 | Intermediate


Dressmaking 2 | Intermediate




At in2Mode Fashion College in Sydney we offer beginner and intermediate dressmaking courses in conjunction with Macquarie Community College. These sewing classes are aimed at students wanting to learn techniques to complete quality, professional-looking garments using commercial patterns.

We have introductory courses designed for beginner sewers, intermediate courses aimed at experienced sewers and advanced courses for those wanting to learn couture techniques.

At our sewing classes in Sydney, you will fine-tune the art of constructing garments using couture techniques, learn to sew under the supervision of our experienced instructors and harness your passion for dressmaking.

Monday Daytime Sessions: 9.30 am to 2pm

20 hours over 5 classes of 4 hours/week

23 April – 21 May 2018
28 May – 2 July 2018
16 July – 13 August 2018
20 August – 17 September 2018
15 October – 12 November 2018
19 November – 17 December 2018

Thursday Daytime Sessions: 10 am to 2.30 pm

20 hours over 5 classes of 4 hours/week

26 April – 24 May 2018
31 May – 28 June 2018
20 July – 16 August 2018
23 August – 20 September 2018
18 October – 15 November 2018
22 November – 20 December 2018

Intake (Monday Evening Session)

Sessions are run on Mondays – 6.30pm to 9pm

20 hours over 8 classes of 2.5 hours/week

5 February – 26 March 2018
7 May – 2 July 2018
23 July – 10 July 2018
15 October – 3 December 2018

Course Summary

This 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 Content (Garments of Intermediate Difficulty)

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

  • 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
  • Machine treading and bobbin winding
  • Advanced sewing techniques including:

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

Study Method

All sewing classes and fashion design short courses are designed in consultation with the student so that they are targeted to the skills the student requires. Our programs are designed to progress at the pace of the learner, so all skill levels are given the support to maximise their potential.

Skill Level

Suitable for beginner and intermediate sewers. Students are assisted to choose a project and may use a commercial pattern or draft a pattern from a favourite garment to complete their project. For information on the Dressmaking Course for basic garments, please click here.

Course Fees

$360 (20 hours of tuition)