A 3-day intensive sewing course. Wednesday 28-Friday 30 July 2020 10m – 5pm each day
Making your own clothes is extremely satisfying. You can obtain a perfect fit and have something completely unique But it’s difficult knowing where to start. Commercial paper pattern sizes bear no relation to shop-bought and all those fabrics to choose from? If you’d like to learn to make your own clothes but are struggling to get started then this short course will give you a great foundation.
Using an easy sleepwear pattern (for guys and gals) I’ll guide you through interpreting the ‘lingo’ of patterns. Using the best size choosing the right fabric cutting and sewing – all with help at hand.
The pattern I’ve chosen is Simplicity 1563 (pictured). It includes several different pieces so you can mix and match. The bottoms and robe are made in woven fabric. The vest and T-shirt are in knitted jersey. That can be tricky to work with especially for novices but I’ll teach you a few tips to help. And these garments are wardrobe staples so you may even want to make them again for casual wear. Just think of that cute little vest-top paired with the tie-waist trousers for a great holiday evening outfit.
You must already have competent sewing skills i.e. have completed a Beginners sewing course be confident using a sewing machine and be able to thread up and wind bobbins and to sew neat accurate seams.
Who is this aimed at:
What will I learn?
How to use commercial paper patterns and learn garment-construction techniques.
There will be time to make at least 2 of the pieces (your choice of 1 top and 1 pair of bottoms). You may have time to make a 3rd item (or at least start it). There will be some structured tutorials over the 3 days with plenty practical time. Total course duration: 18 hours.
I’ll provide your paper pattern but you’ll need to bring your own fabric. I’ll provide a note of what you’ll need when you book. Sewing machines are available in the studio or you can bring your own if you prefer.
Tickets for Introduction to Dressmaking Summer school can be booked here.