Beginner's Fashion School for Adults

Beginner's Fashion School for Adults


This is a new course which will run in 5 or 6 week blocks depending on the project. We will be making a different item during each block and you'll learn new techniques, tips and sewing knowledge along the way. Each block is a stand alone course but will be designed to build on your skills and improve your confidence.

Our first project will be an A line skirt that will fit perfectly. First we will be making a 'toile' (a practice garment) out of calico. We will ensure the fit is perfect before going on to make a finished skirt in your chosen fabric.
You will learn how to
• Prepare and cut a pattern
• Make a toile
• Adapt your toile for a perfect fit
• Insert an invisible zip
• Apply facings
• Hem and finish off professionally

We provide:
• Pfaff Ambition Sewing Machines
• Scissors, tools and practice thread
• Refreshments including homemade cake

You need to bring: (A shopping list with amounts will be provided)
• Calico or sheeting
• Fabric for skirt and matching thread
• Pins
• A notepad and pen

10% shop discount for the duration of the course.

Some basic knowledge of using a sewing machine and using commercial patterns is essential.

If you are a beginner please refer to the following workshops -
Learn to Sew Taster Workshop
Learn to Sew 5 week course
Intro to Dressmaking Workshop

Duration - 5 week block June 5th,12th,19th,26th, July 3rd
Sewing level - Confident beginner to advanced

Tutor - Jane Gordon

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