Adults, Beginners - Introduction to Dressmaking - Six Week Course
A great introduction into the world of dressmaking. In this 6 week course we aim to keep this fun and informative and of course you will learn; to read and understand a simple commercial paper pattern, measure yourself correctly and choose the right size, construct your first garment and learn new techniques. By learning all these skills, we will confidently start you on your journey to dressmaking and learning how to construct a beautiful simple skirt or a top and learn how to read a paper pattern so that you are ready to embark on more complex processes such as bust adjustments, darts and zips etc.
If you are looking for a really fitted garment you may wish to opt for a one to one session, where we will be able to teach you how to adapt a more tailored style/ commercial pattern so that it fits you perfectly.
We use the Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Top (sizes 6 to 24. If you fall either side of these measurements we can alter to fit) which has a lovely tie neck, it also has a tunic length option if you'd prefer:
The Tilly and the Buttons Dominique (sizes 24 to 38 inch waist. If you fall either side of these measurements we can alter to fit) which also comes with two choices and varying lengths:
The cost of the course is £170.00 including your pattern – All you will need to purchase is your fabric and bits – we of course leave you to choose these. Once booked, please can you just let us know before the course start date roughly what size you think you are and an example of a shop you may buy in (as sizing varies from shop to shop).