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Simply Solids

Comprehensive Dressmaking & Fitting for Beginners | Starts February 21st 2018

£90.00

Simply Solids

Comprehensive Dressmaking & Fitting for Beginners | Starts February 21st 2018

£90.00

6 available

This course runs on the following Wednesday evenings: February 21st & 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th.

This class is suitable for anyone who can use a sewing machine and wants to learn how to make their own clothes.

Join our Fashion & Textiles tutor Rebecca Moore on our beginners dressmaking course and be guided through making your own choice of garment. The course will cover the following:

  • how to buy appropriate fabric and notions
  • how to interpret and use a commercial pattern
  • accurate fitting techniques
  • essential construction and finishing techniques for dressmaking
    • seams
    • seam finishes
    • gathering
    • pleating
    • darts
    • pockets
    • facings
    • binding & piping
    • sleeves
    • cuffs
    • collars
    • buttons and buttonholes
    • lining
    • hems 
Refreshments are provided along with home made cakes. In our classroom we will provide all the equipment required on the day, you just need to bring your own fabrics. Please let us know at time of booking if you are bringing your own machine. (You will need to bring the manual in case of trouble shooting!) If you would like to bring and use your own equipment you will need a basic sewing kit, ruler, rotary cutter, fabric and paper scissors and a pencil.

 

Please bring along your own sewing machine if you have one. If you don’t it's not a problem as we have 6 sewing machines in our classroom but please let us know in advance if you need to use one of our machines. If you bring your own sewing machine please can we ask that you also bring along the manual. We do have some equipment in our classroom for you to use and before the class begins we will send you a pre-read which will include a list of everything you will need to bring with you.

On the days of your class you will receive 10% off any purchases of class materials in our shop. If you wish for us to email your discount code before the class so that it can be used online, please drop us an email. Please note this 10% class discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer.
 
If you are booking this workshop for someone else please let us know his or her name, email address and contact number so we can send on the workshop information prior to class. If you'd rather we didn't contact them because it was booked as a gift then please add this along with their details to the notes section.
 
Before booking please read our terms and conditions

If this workshop is fully booked or you are unable to make this date please email justine@simplysolids.co.uk and we will add you to our waiting list for new up and coming classes.