Learn to Sew | Dressmaking Skills
24 July – 21 August 2017
28 August – 25 September 2017
9 October – 6 November 2017
13 November – 11 December 2017
Course Session Times
10 hours taken as 2-hour sessions over 5 Mondays afternoons from 2pm-4pm
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.
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
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.
$250 including materials used for sampling (10 hours of tuition)
For more information on this course, please contact our college.