Introduction to Dressmaking 3 week Course


Further classes can be booked to suit

Further classes can be booked to suit

Further classes can be booked to suit

Maximum Class Size: 2 ( reduced due to social distancing measures)
Our popular Introduction to Dressmaking course is the best starting block to begin making your own clothes, with the skills and confidence to progress to more advanced dressmaking and to enable you to work through sewing patterns without assistance. 

Level: Students for this course must already know how to thread up a sewing machine and have experience making a couple of simple sewn items such as tote bags, cushions, pencil cases etc. This course follows on from both our 'Introduction to Machine Sewing Course' parts one two or three
Materials: The sewing pattern is included, and each pattern has other garments and variants of style which you can try at home after you complete your course. For this course you are only required to bring fabric for the garment . The machines, equipment & sundry materials, such as basic thread colours and interfacing are provided.
Homework: Some homework will be required during the course, this will involve cutting the paper paper patterns & fabric and catching up on a bit sewing if needs be. 

Make a Boxy Cap-sleeve Top

Top (New Look 6217)

Fabric 45"/115cm wide:-
Size 8-14 = 1.3m
Size 16-22 = 1.4m

Fabric 60"/ 150cm wide:-
Sizes 8-16 = 0.8m
Sizes 18-22 = 1m 

1m Bias binding for the neck trim.

Recommended fabrics: light weight cottons, cotton blends, voile, lawn, poplin, linen, linen blends.

An introduction to using commercial sewing patterns and how to make a simple top with short cap sleeves and a bias trim neckline
Take accurate body measurements to choose the right size pattern to cut
Read & use commercial dressmaking patterns effectively, understanding their notations & instructions
Transferring marking from paper pattern to fabric
Use fabric lay plans to prepare for cutting
Stay stitching
Attach bias binding .