2023tue25apr(apr 25)4:00 pmtue04jul(jul 4)6:00 pmDressmaking (Twilight)£112 (£68 concession) Mixed ability dressmaking course with expert tuitionColeridge Community CollegeDay:Tuesday length of course: 8 weeks
April 25 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm - July 4 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
COURSE DESCRIPTION A dressmaking course that covers the core skills in garment construction including: introduction to the sewing machine, dressmaking terminology, learning how to take correct measurements and garment construction techniques. Please
A dressmaking course that covers the core skills in garment construction including: introduction to the sewing machine, dressmaking terminology, learning how to take correct measurements and garment construction techniques.
Please note, due to tutor availability, there will be no classes on 23rd May, 30th May and 6th June.
The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those wanting to improve their dressmaking skills.
BY THE END OF THE COURSE (3 TERMS)
- Know how to use a sewing machine.
- Learn how to use dressmaking patterns.
- Understand the importance of a well fitted garment.
- Know how to assemble a garment in the correct order.
- How to sew seams, hems and closures, pockets, elasticated waistbands, etc.
- Know how to sew using stretch fabric.
- Learn more challenging techniques such as welt pockets, plackets etc
- Make garments including more complicated skills and processes
Extra costs on the course:
In order to make a garment you will need to purchase fabric, a pattern and a sewing kit
Other haberdashery items, such as zips elastic etc, are required for creating samples but will be advised by the tutor during the course.
FOR THE FIRST SESSION YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
A sewing machine and power cable. The college have machines available to use so please do not buy a machine before you are confident that you will use one.
Scraps of non stretch fabric for creating samples
A notebook, tape measure, pencil and pen.
ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, WHAT MIGHT YOUR NEXT STEPS BE?
The tutor will advise you.
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
£112 (£68 concession) Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.
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.