Workshops



Workshops allow sewers to obtain professional design instruction to perfect a particular type of garment for themselves using luxury-ready-to-wear techniques.

Courses are available for Pant, Skirt and Shirt fit. The workshops include figure analysis and style advice as well as garment construction and pattern alteration techniques. The program changes seasonally so enrollments in advance are welcomed.

UPCOMING COURSES

WORKSHOP 1 – WOMEN’S PANTS FIT MAKEOVER WORKSHOP

Workshop Outcome

Pants are a foundation garment in most women’s wardrobes and require an exact fit to be flattering and functional.

This course develops and fits a pant pattern specifically designed for each student from a basic pattern block made to the student’s individual measurements.

The course includes tips on fit and style selection, construction techniques and teaches basic alterations that will allow the student’s pattern to be made into a wardrobe of different pant designs.

The workshop is designed for sewers who would like to know the secrets of fitting and construction used in luxury-ready-to-wear garments. No knowledge of pattern making is required.

Students with no sewing skills should contact the College for a pre-workshop lesson to ensure they get the most out of the workshop.

Course Content

  • Figure analysis and pant style selection
  • Analysis of the features of a well fitted and constructed garment
  • Measurements and how to take them
  • Basic fit issues and how to overcome them
  • Construction techniques including waistbands, zips, and pocket variations
  • A pattern supplied to each student on the basis of their individual measurements
  • Production by the student of a calico sample from each student’s basic pattern to refine the fit and perfect the pattern
  • Finalising the basic pattern after the calico fit is completed
  • Pattern variations for pockets and leg width
  • Construction of a pair of perfectly fitting pants in fabric

Duration

35 hours of study

Attendance

Holiday workshops are run in January and July each year. Please contact the College for availability if you would like to undertake the course during term time.

The next course will be run: 12 January 2015 – 17 January 2015

Study Method

Students are taught individually or in small groups in a face-to-face environment.

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WORKSHOP 2 – WOMEN’S SKIRT FIT MAKEOVER WORKSHOP

Skirts are a foundation garment in most women’s wardrobes and an exact fit makes a skirt both flattering and functional.

This course develops a straight skirt pattern specifically designed for each student from a basic pattern block made to the student’s individual measurements.

The course includes tips on fit and style selection, construction techniques and teaches basic alterations that will allow the student’s pattern to be made into a wardrobe of different skirt designs.

The workshop is designed for sewers who would like to know the secrets of fitting and construction used in luxury-ready-to-wear garments. No knowledge of pattern making is required.

Students with no sewing skills should contact the College for a pre workshop lesson to ensure they get the most out of the workshop.

Course Content

  • Figure analysis and pant style selection
  • Figure analysis and skirt style selection
  • Analysis of the features of a well fitted and constructed garment
  • Measurements and how to take them
  • Basic fit Issues and how to overcome them
  • Construction techniques including waistbands, zips, and pocket variations
  • A pattern supplied to each student on the basis of their individual measurements
  • Production of a calico sample from each student’s basic pattern to refine the fit and perfect the pattern
  • Finalising the basic pattern after the calico fit is completed
  • Pattern variations for pockets, flare and pleats
  • Construction of a perfectly fitting skirt in fabric

Duration

35 hours of study

Attendance

Holiday workshops are run in January and July each year. Please contact the College for availability if you would like to undertake the course during term time.

The next course will be run: 12 January 2015 – 15 January 2015

Study Method

Students are taught individually or in small groups in a face-to-face environment.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR INFORMATION PACK FOR FEES AND STUDY OPTIONS.

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