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Clothes making: occasion and eveningwear - Morley College, London

Clothes making: occasion and eveningwear - Morley College, London

Duration: 11 weeks

Price: £320

Book with: Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

About the Course

Masters of occasion and evening wear such as Schiaparelli, Vionnet, and Dior laid foundations that still influence designers today. Take this opportunity to make your own individual occasion or evening wear garment that is completely unique to you .

Dressing up in occasion and evening wear is something that we have been doing throughout history. Take this opportunity to make your own individual occasion or evening wear garment that is completely unique to you. Alongside this you will learn from weekly demonstrations covering a range of techniques including working with bias, working with specialty fabrics, and shaping garments with boning. You can also bring in your own garments for discussion and alteration. We will also look occasion and evening wear designers in fashion such as Vivienne Westwood who are known for occasion wear pieces in their collections.

By the end of the course you will be able to
use a purchased vintage or modern evening or occassionwear pattern to cut and construct a garment to your own size
produce a toile and fit your garment
adjust your pattern successfully
apply a variety of vintage and modern evening or occassionwear sewing techniques to your project
complete your garment to a professional standard
Class format and activities
Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
This is an Intermediate level course.

Before you enrol, you must have achieved the following:

• Use body measurements
• Follow beginners pattern instructions
• Adjust patterns using basic methods
• Use pattern lays, grainline and selvedge
• Use sewing machinery accurately
• Have constructed at least 3 garments to a good standard, including 1 top
• Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English
• Mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential

What you need to know before you enrol
• Working on patterns, cutting fabric and fitting can involve standing at high tables. Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you.
• Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control.
• The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is wheelchair access via a stair-lift.
• Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios – no liquids at all are allowed.

What you will need for your class
a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, small scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure
• sewing thread, hand sewing needles
• paper scissors
• notebook, pen, A4 ring binder
• projects will be discussed during the first session and you may need to purchase a pattern for the following week
• you must provide your own fabrics, haberdashery, threads, etc. for use on your projects
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom
• calico is available at cost price from your tutor for toiling

What you can do next:
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Course Start Dates

Friday 24th April 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners

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