EVENING WEAR GARMENT CONSTRUCTION – SEWING TECHNIQUES
Term 2 – 18 April to 1 July 2017
Term 3 – 17 July to 30 September 2017
Term 4 – 3 October to 16 December 2017
Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the college for further information.
Course Session Times
Day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Evening – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
The courses run over four terms a year each of 11 weeks. Full-time students attend three days per week for 7 tuition hours a day from 8.30am to 4pm. Part-time students may attend for 3.5, 7, 10.5, 14 or 17.5 hours per week during the term. The program may extend over a number of terms depending on the content and attendance.
The course is designed to teach eveningwear sewing techniques using commercial patterns. Students may bring a calico test garment (“toile”) to class made from a commercial pattern and learn to fit the calico and then sew the garment or undertake a series of samples designed to tech eveningwear sewing techniques.
Students may decide on a project after their first class and will be assisted with design and fabric choices based on their experience.
The recommended course may include:
- Fabric for eveningwear and the appropriate sewing techniques
- Hems and seam finishes
- Pressing techniques
- The use of interlinings and linings
- Boning, strapless garments and corsetry techniques
- Gathering, pleating and waist treatments for multilayered skirts
- Support garments and petticoats
- lace applique and pattern matching
- Flat drawing skills so design ideas can be accurately rendered
- Customer documentation for eveningwear and bridal orders and contracts.
The course suits advanced sewers. There is a maximum of 8 students per teacher, so all students have the opportunity to receive individual attention and progress at their own pace.
$770 (3.5 hours per week for 11 weeks = 38.5 hours of tuition)
$1,540 (7 hours per week for 11 weeks = 77 hours of tuition)
$2,310 (10.5 hours per week for 11 weeks = 115.5 hours of tuition)
$3,080 (14 hours per week for 11 weeks = 154 hours of tuition)
$3,850 (17.5 hours per week for 11 weeks = 192.5 hours of tuition)
For more information on this course, please contact our college.