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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!

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Beautiful Things offers various classes and course in dressmaking. From our intensive 1 day shift dress class, a gathered skirt in an afternoon or a tea dress across 2 full saturdays or 6 weeks of evenings. Enjoy tuition suitable for complete beginners on a 121 or small group (no more than 4) class basis. Advice on choosing patterns and material, taking proper measurements and creating a garment that fits beautifully that you can be truly...
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A Victorian Sewing Box An accomplished needlewoman was an asset to any household, rich or poor. Girls learned at an early age how to handle a needle. Using documents and museum collection examples, explore Victorian costume and textile production and the lifestyle and social history surrounding it. Handle and investigate the making of period gowns, beribboned bonnets, lavish lace bodices, sumptuous silks, crazy quilts, embroidery samplers, frilly drawers and farm hands’ smocks. Retire to the...
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Tambour beading is a fast, precise, haute couture technique for adding beads and sequins to fabric with a tambour hook instead of a needle and thread. This technique was used to bead flapper dresses in the 1920s and is now the preferred method of beading used by the couture design house Chanel to bead their gowns. You will first learn the basic thread chain stitch using our new size 140 extra large hook (the biggest...
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My general sewing classes are suitable for complete beginner. This class runs weekly every Thursday from 10-1.00 . I will walk you through patterns, help you with projects, make new patterns. This covers dressmaking, soft furnishings and craft projects. I love to upcycle old clothes and give them a new lease of life. Students can bring their own machines or I have plenty to use. I am adding new classes all the time so please...
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Next course on 13th May 2017
Alison Hastie of Green Shoes has collaborated with shoemaker Rose Choles to bring you this unique workshop. Join us and learn how to make your own moccasins. On this one day workshop participants will learn how to cut patterns in leather, hand stitch uppers and understand how to finish the sole. Moccasins will be finished by Green Shoes and then posted to you or be ready collect the following week. Running next on 13th May...
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In this course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and variety of its application in making clothes and accessories. Samples are available for demonstration. Each class may accommodate a maximum of 6 people. You will learn about types of wool, fleece, fibres and other materials which can be used for making felt and its decoration. You will also get practice in technique of laying out wool. By the end of the...
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The City & Guilds Fashion programme covers design, tailoring, garment construction and research methods. 120 hours - available full time (one day a week - 20 weeks) or part time (one evening a week - 40 weeks). In the Level 2 City & Guilds course you will make three fashion garments to your own design or your own from commercial patterns, these garments can be tailored or lingerie designs. The course includes tuition on construction...
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Learn to design and make theatre costumes and get a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification in Redditch in the West Midlands. Professional & Leisure Courses: Costume Design & Corsetry, Fancy dress & Carnival, Eccentric Fashion Design, Accessories, Historical Themes, Construction Techniques Length of Course: One day per week part time over two years or two days per week full time over one year. The course will cover: Costume to a Theme Recycled Theme Accessory...
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Dressmaking & Pattern Cutting Classes – your very own ‘Sewing Bee’ in North Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire All aspects of dressmaking and pattern cutting are covered by a sewing bee workshop, and it’s entirely up to you what you want to get out of it. We can show you how to select the correct pattern size and alter your pattern to get a great fit, or you might like to try making your own patterns...
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Next course on 22nd June 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting - with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar Maggi is a fashion consultant and illustrator based in Cockermouth, previously she was in charge of Creative Design for Fashion BA Hons at the University of Central Lancashire and specialised in Haute Couture, which included Pattern Cutting, and Fashion Design, she also ran the Contemporary Applied Arts BA Hons course at University...