Pattern adaption and dressmaking - an introduction Summary

Pattern adaption and dressmaking - an introduction
Ever thought about making your own clothes but need a little bit of guidance? This course is designed to give you an
introduction to the skills to make garments to fit you.
What are the Course Aims?
Where can it lead to?
By the end of the course learners will be familiar with:
Learners have the opportunity to move on to a Creative Crafts
* Buying a commercial (shop bought) pattern
* Understanding the pattern instructions
* Altering the pattern to customise the fit
* Learn the necessary sewing and construction
techniques to complete the garment
Learners wanting to make craft items are also welcome.
What will I study on this course?
Throughout this course the following will be covered:
* Buying a first Commercial Pattern (Commercial Patterns are sized differently to shop bought clothes, when buying a
pattern buy one or two sizes bigger)
* Fabric for garments
* Notions (all materials needed for the construction of garments)
* Taking body measurements and adjusting patterns to ensure a well-fitting garment
* Wearing and design ease in a pattern
* Selvedge, grain and bias grain of fabric
* Cutting layouts
* Seams and seam allowances
* Pattern markings and sewing directions
* Cutting out, pinning and marking Fabric
Week by week the sewing techniques and construction process will be learnt and built upon with the eventual aim of
being able to make clothes.
Are there any resources or materials
Are there any other costs?
PFAFF Sewing Machines are available at the college
however students are welcome to bring their own sewing
machine. Any machine will need to be PAT tested by a
college technician, a minimum charge will apply and
notice is required.
Students will be required to bring their own patterns, fabric
and a basic sewing kit to include scissors, pins, thread, fabric
and your chosen dressmaking pattern, this will be discussed
in the first class. Some materials will be available to purchase
from the tutor but this is not essential. Please do not purchase
anything until confirming the course is going ahead.
How will I be assessed?
What are the entry requirements?
This is a leisure course and is non-certificated, work will A basic understanding of a sewing machine is needed, no
be reviewed in each session and full guidance given.
previous dressmaking experience is required.
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