DRESSMAKING Brief Description Learners will be guided through the purchase of fabrics and patterns. They will learn how to make basic pattern alterations, cut out, assemble and fit their garments. As well as this they will be taught basic dressmaking techniques and make samples to practice their skills. There will be plenty of help with lockstitch and over lock sewing machines if required. More advanced learners will be encouraged to make more complicated garments. Dressmaking Venue: SVC Tutor: Sally Tilley Day: Monday Time: 19.0021.00 No of Weeks: 10 Price: £90 Level: All abilities Target Group: All Any Skills Needed: None Additional Costs: See content Teaching and Learning Methods Demonstration, written information and samples to follow, individual assistance, peer group help. Additional Costs and Materials/equipment required for first class: You will need to bring a tape measure, pencil & pen. I would advise all beginners not to buy a pattern and fabric before the first session. 1 metre of fabric or an old quilt cover to make samples. In order to make a garment you will need to purchase fabric, pattern and a sewing kit, this includes: stitch scissors, dressmaking shears, steel pins, tape measure. All of these will be discussed in the first session. Each student will also need at least one metre of fabric to make their samples, an old sheet or quilt cover is ideal. What will the learner be able to do upon successful completion of the course? By the end of the course you will have the opportunity to learn: Under/stand the importance of a well fitted garment know how to use a lockstitch and overlock sewing machines appreciate how to use a variety of fabrics understand how to use a dressmaking pattern know how to assemble a garment in the correct order learn a variety of dressmaking skills to produce a professional finish eg inserting zips, attaching collars, cuffs, pockets, button, hems etc. If you would like further information or advice please contact Adult Learning Department Telephone 01223 712424 or email [email protected] www.sawstonadulted.org How will progress and achievement be recorded? P/Forms/Tutor Course Information Sheet Photographs, observation, samples and finished garments. Will the learner be required to use any specialist equipment? (Description and training) Sewing machine, sheers, hand sewing needles. Next steps: Other courses/training or jobs? – Please speak to your tutor. This course is designed for all abilities. Each student learns at their own pace. Continuing after 10 weeks is advised. All learners have a right to a confidential interview to discuss any needs or conditions, which may affect their learning e.g. medical condition, dyslexia, wheelchair access, literacy or numeracy etc. It is the responsibility of the College to ensure that you are given the best opportunity and the right conditions in which to learn and make progress. It will help you and us to make adequate preparations if you make arrangements to discuss your requirements prior to starting the course.
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