Dressmaking for Beginners

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Dressmaking for Beginners:

Who is the course for?

This 10 week course is open to students who have little or no experience of dressmaking

What is the course about?

You will learn:-

  • Basic Sewing techniques
  • How to take accurate body measurements
  • How to use a commercial dressmaking pattern, including simple fitting adjustments.
  • Making a garment for a commercial pattern.

Do I need to bring anything?

You will need to bring your own sewing machine as these are not supplied by the college, and you will need to know how it works please. Also please bring the following basic sewing items

Dressmaking scissors, small scissors (for snipping thread), a tape measure, pins, needles and thread.

Are there any other costs?

A commercial pattern (e.g. Vogue, Butterick, simplicity) plus the required fabric, matching thread and any other finishing items as stated on the pattern. These will be discussed during your course

Other useful information

Fabric remnants for practise will be supplied by your tutor.

Half term is 26th October 2016

Course Tutor/Contact: Carolyn Gibbons

We ask that you take the time to read our policy on cancellations and refund of course fees. These can be found on the college website or in the part time course brochure.

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Start Date: Tue 25th April 2017
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APRIL 2017
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Swindon, SN3 1AH


6:30pm - 9:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:30pm


10 weeks


Part time evening


No Qualification



From: £160

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