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Dressmaking & tailoring: clothes making courses

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Dressmaking and tailoring courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn the techniques of making clothes: designing and creating your own bespoke garments is a great skill. Most of us don't wear custom made clothing (at least not everyday) but how nice to achieve that perfect fit, with just the style, colour and texture to suit you. A dress maker usually specialises in womenswear whereas a tailor will concentrate more on formal attire (for both men and women). The tools of your trade will be thread, a tape measure, tailor's chalk, dressmaking pins, a few hand-sewing needles and a good pair of dress-making scissors. Browse these dressmaking and tailoring courses around the UK and start an enjoyable as well as useful hobby, pastime or career!
Nuno felt scarf course
Nuno felt scarf course
Somerset
£65
A whole day spent in lovely surroundings learning how to make a nuno felt scarf. I will demonstrate, step by step, how to make a large prefelt (half-felted piece of wool), cut out shapes from this and then felt them to both sides of a black silk chiffon scarf. This is a magical process which still amazes me every time I use it. You will have a beautiful piece of work to take home with you and be brimming with ideas about other designs to try. I have been a...
Pattern Cutting (Advanced) - Morley College -  11/12 weeks on campus
Pattern Cutting (Advanced) - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 7th January 2020
£350
It is essential that you read the entry requirements carefully before enrolling on this course. The ability to draft your own patterns is the key to creating fashion and constructing clothing to your own designs. This advanced level course will enable you to build on your existing skills and further develop a deeper understanding of the principles of pattern drafting and more advanced pattern cutting skills as you learn how to translate information from working drawings, photographs or other images into professional quality patterns. By the end of the course...
Pattern cutting and drafting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Pattern cutting and drafting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£595
On this practical pattern drafting course you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch and see it realised in a finished garment. This course is ideal for people who are already familiar with sewing and using commercial patterns and would like to start developing their own garment design without the reliance on commercial patterns. Whether you are already working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, you will develop practical...
Pattern Cutting Beginners - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Pattern Cutting Beginners - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 9th January 2020
£350
For beginners or for those returning to the subject, this structured course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the core skills of pattern cutting, enabling you to use basic blocks to create simple patterns. This course is also useful if you study textiles and want to create your own garments for your own fabrics. Using a standard size block, a different garment type is taught each term: autumn – skirts; spring – bodice with sleeve; summer – trousers. Attending all three terms of the course will build your...
Pattern Cutting Intermediate - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Pattern Cutting Intermediate - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 7th January 2020
£350
Pattern cutting is the engineering of fashion! On this course you will be encouraged to think analytically, focus on problem solving in pattern making, develop your confidence using knowledge you have gained in Beginners Pattern Cutting courses and prepare to complete patterns on a more professional level. The tutor will give you challenging exercises to push your knowledge and translation of a given image even further. This intermediate level project-based course offers you a structured programme to develop your existing skills. Learning manipulation techniques to produce a wider range of...
Pattern Cutting Taster - Morley College - 2 weeks on campus
Pattern Cutting Taster - Morley College - 2 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 30th November 2019
£110
This taster course is an ideal opportunity for you to learn some basic pattern cutting skills and to complete simple patterns to your size. In the studio there will be a number of clothing samples for you to study, and you will learn how to draft the patterns of your choice. Not only will you study basic geometric shapes and how these work with the body, but also about tools of the trade and pattern cutting terminology. Whatever your preference be it menswear, womenswear, gender neutral or childrenswear, this course...
Professional sewing techniques - Nottingham Trent University
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Professional sewing techniques - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th February 2020
£475
On this course, you'll be introduced to professional sewing techniques and garment construction. Whether you're working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, this course will help you develop your practical skills. This course is ideal if you're already familiar with pattern drafting and cutting and would like to start developing your sewing techniques. During the course you will: - sew and assemble a shirt from start to finish - use an overlocker, and learn how to set one...
Professional Sewing Techniques Part One - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Professional Sewing Techniques Part One - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 19th September 2019
£350
Many elements contribute to the look of a garment, not least the quality of the finish. This course is vital if you wish to develop your construction skills to produce garments to a professional standard. Each term focus will be on the difficult and challenging features of a garment including the use of a range of stitches. A different set of techniques is taught each term: autumn – facings, sleeves, cuffs, plackets, pockets; spring – zips; summer – collars, from relatively simple ones building towards the more complex over the...
Professional Sewing Techniques Part Two – Morley College – 5 Weeks On Campus
Professional Sewing Techniques Part Two – Morley College – 5 Weeks On Campus
Greater London - Next course on 13th January 2020
£150
Many elements contribute to the look of a garment not at least the finish. This course is vital if you wish to develop your construction skills to produce garments to a professional standard. Each term will focus on the difficult and challenging features of garment finishes. You will produce your own reference work of samples notes and hand-outs. A different set of techniques is taught each term: Autumn > Sleeves, Sleeve Finishes and Cuffs – Spring > Neckline Finishes – Summer > Waist and Hemline Finishes. Each term exists as...
Professional Tutu-Making
Professional Tutu-Making
Essex
£600
Theresa Blake of Rossetti offers one-to-one tuition over two individual days (with some "homework" in between!). You will have the undivided attention of a professional tutu maker who has cut, made and fitted tutus for Royal Ballet Principal dancers, and designed tutus for world-class competition-attending young dancers. Students are usually looking to extend their existing costume skills; to learn tutu-making for the very first time; to find a craft for their own businesses; or to make tutus for friends and family.

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