Demystifying Dressmaking with Sylvia Downton

Duration: Half a day, 10am - 12.30pm

Price: £45

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

01296 733200

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

Have you ever wanted to make your own clothes but you just don’t know where to start? This half day course will cover all the basics you need to know and understand before you start sewing. We will cover:

- Making the best choices when it comes to fabrics and colours to suit you

- How to take your own measurements

- Which garments are best for beginners

- Choosing the best pattern for your shape and style

- How to read a commercial sewing pattern

- How to make simple alterations to ensure that all important fit

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to choose the right patterns and fabrics to begin your dressmaking journey.

This course is suitable for the complete beginner and for those looking to refresh their knowledge.

You will need to bring:

- Tape measure

- Pencil and notebook

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided although The Phoenix Tea Rooms, just next door, provide an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 7th August 2018

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