Learn to Sew | Dressmaking Skills



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

Course Session Times

10 hours taken as 2-hour sessions over 5 Mondays afternoons from 2pm-4pm

Course Summary

This course explores skills used in dressmaking. Each week new samples will be demonstrated to and completed by students.

For information on the Dressmaking for Quality Fit and Finish Course for Basic Garments, please click here.

For information on the Dressmaking for Quality Fit and Finish Course for Garments of Intermediate Difficulty, please click here.

Course Content

This course includes:

  • Sewing straight lines, inward and outward curves
  • Seam types and finishes
  • Pressing requirements for dressmaking
  • Sewing darts
  • Inserting a hand-picked lapped zip
  • Inserting an invisible zipper
  • Taking up hems and blind stitch hems
  • Attaching and finishing facings
  • Attaching and finishing waistbands
  • Kick pleats and vents
  • Inseam pockets
  • Welt pockets
  • Jean pockets
  • Application of bias binding
  • Button holes
  • Inserting sleeves
  • Cuffs and plaquets

Skill Level

Students may request subjects to be covered on the basis of problems they are experiencing with sewing projects. The class will be adapted to the level of sewing experience the students possess and more complex samples will be supplied for advanced sewers.

Course Fees

$250 including materials used for sampling (10 hours of tuition) 

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