Dressmaking – Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions)

Tutor: Claire Humphries

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Half Day

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Dates: 17, 24, 31 Mar, 07, 28 Apr + 05 May

If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional seamstress, Claire Humphries, this is the course for you!

Over the course of 6 sessions you will work on your own particular dressmaking projects. Each week there will be a short learning session according to the needs of the group e.g. zips, button holes, collar, pleats etc…. This will be followed by time to work on your own project with Claire on hand to guide you.

The course is aimed at those wishing to improve their dressmaking. It requires you to select a commercial pattern which you will be able to adapt to fit requirements. Use this course to extend your skill, tackle a pattern that’s more complex than you might choose for yourself, or something that includes features that take you out of your comfort zone. Claire will ensure you achieve a professionally executed project.

***YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE YOUR MACHINE IS IN WORKING ORDER IN GOOD TIME BEFORE THE DAY – CHECK YOU HAVE ALL THE RIGHT CABLES & ANY ATTACHMENTS***

Please note that this course is not suitable for those wishing to create a pattern from an existing item of clothing. The level of support required to translate an item of clothing into a workable pattern cannot be provided in this format.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to!

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. All refreshments are included.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please bring with you a project/s that you wish to work on together with the following:

Your sewing machine, attachments and instruction book
Sewing scissors
Pins and needles
Tape measure
Quick Unpick
Assorted threads

Lunch is not included in this weekly course.

A notebook for recording tips and techniques might be a good idea too.

“Claire is friendly, yet professional, a highly skilled teacher – great communicator .”

– Hilary

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