october, 2022

2022sat15oct10:00 am4:00 pmDressmaking: Clothes Alterations (OCTOBER DAY SCHOOL)£50 - Learn how to alter clothes to fit better in this practical day school Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Learn how to make simple alterations to your existing clothes to get a better fit and feel better in your clothes.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Knowing how to use a sewing machine and basic dressmaking skills are required.  It is not suitable for complete beginners.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

Learn how to correctly do a fitting, add in darts, taper seams, raise a hem, lift a shoulder seam.  Alter one or more items of your own clothing.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

No extra costs

For the first session you will need to bring:

Sewing machine and cable and all your usual sewing equipment including a seam ripper. Three or four garments that you would like to make alterations to. Depending on what alterations are needed you may only get the chance to work on one or two items. Please note that it is not usually possible to make an item bigger so please don’t bring clothing that is too small hoping to make it fit.

Do bring along matching colour thread for the garments you’d like to work on. If you are hoping to replace a zip on a garment, please bring along a new for this.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Enrol onto a dressmaking course or pattern drafting course.


£50 To book a place on this course call the office on 01223 712340


Linda CouchLinda Couch works as a theatrical and re-enactment costume maker and bridal seamstress for over twenty years. Additionally, she has her own successful costume label Milly Maybe. She also teaches dressmaking and creative sewing workshops for all levels for both adults and children.


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