Dressmaking Improvers

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Length 10 Weeks
Site Broadwater Campus Map
Attendance Evening
Course Code ECL443

About this Course

Students will learn how to make a lined coat/jacket and a second complimentary garment (eg skirt/trousers). The course is aimed at those who have preferably completed the dressmaking for beginners course and have a reasonable amount of sewing machine confidence, attention to detail and knowledge of commercial patterns.

 

Course Content

Learn more advanced sewing techniques and terminology to use with more advanced commercial patterns. Construct a lined jacket/coat and a complementary second garment (eg. Tailored trousers or skirt) to a professional finish. Learn how to insert pockets. Further understand importance of notches, tailor tacks and seam/hem finishes.

What you will achieve

By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of how to fit, fix and customise garments.

Progression/Career Path

Tackling more advanced alterations and garments.

Other Costs

Students are required to bring to every lesson their basic sewing kit of large and small sharp fabric scissors, pins, tape measure, thread, as well as scraps of fabric for samples and either pencils or tailors chalk. Students are also encouraged to invest in a tracing wheel and should bring either tracing paper, brown paper or pattern paper.

How to Enrol

For information on enrolling in person, by phone or by post, click here.

The Tutor

Since graduating with a 1st Class honours degree in Costume, Rosie Carne has worked on numerous films, musicals and theatre productions, as well as having a successful bespoke bridal business. Her varied work has taught her valuable tips and extensive knowledge of dressmaking and garment construction.

Course Content

Learn more advanced sewing techniques and terminology to use with more advanced commercial patterns. Construct a lined jacket/coat and a complementary second garment (eg. Tailored trousers or skirt) to a professional finish. Learn how to insert pockets. Further understand importance of notches, tailor tacks and seam/hem finishes.

What you will achieve

By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of how to fit, fix and customise garments.

Progression/Career Path

Tackling more advanced alterations and garments.

Other Costs

Students are required to bring to every lesson their basic sewing kit of large and small sharp fabric scissors, pins, tape measure, thread, as well as scraps of fabric for samples and either pencils or tailors chalk. Students are also encouraged to invest in a tracing wheel and should bring either tracing paper, brown paper or pattern paper.

How to Enrol

For information on enrolling in person, by phone or by post, click here.

The Tutor

Since graduating with a 1st Class honours degree in Costume, Rosie Carne has worked on numerous films, musicals and theatre productions, as well as having a successful bespoke bridal business. Her varied work has taught her valuable tips and extensive knowledge of dressmaking and garment construction.