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Dressmaking Workshops with Catherine Demet.

Dressmaking Workshops with Catherine Demet.

Duration: full day

Price: £75

Contact: Catherine Demet at Love Dressmaking

Salters Lane
TF10 7LB

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

I am Catherine Demet, Dressmaking Tutor and am proud to have been running Love Dressmaking for 10 years in 2020! I have a background from working as a designer in the clothing industry and from teaching dressmaking for colleges. Making clothes beautifully is my passion and I love passing on my skills to all of my learners. My classes and workshops are small, usually with 6 people learning. I am keen to ensure that learners make clothes that fit well, look professionally made and are very wearable. I am also keen that my learners enjoy learning with me and that they learn numerous new skills so that they can make clothes that look professionally made.

I offer Dressmaking workshops in Newport and Shrewsbury, Shropshire. My workshops are usually for one day where learners will make a specific garment in a day.

You will learn how to –
-adjust your pattern for a good fit if necessary
-handle and cut fabric
-transfer pattern markings to your fabric to ensure the pieces fit together correctly.
-follow pattern instructions
-use various stitches on your sewing machine to make your garment
-use the overlocker to neaten or construct seams
-finishing techniques including pressing to ensure a professional finish.

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What's included in the price?

A pattern is included, as are a selection of refreshments - tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit throughout the day or session.

You will need to bring -
-Sewing machine. It is a good idea to work on your own machine to find out how much it can do.
-Sewing kit of scissors, pins, tape measure, un-picker etc.
-Fabric, sewing thread, other items required to complete your garment.
Details of the fabric type & quantity, thread etc needed to make your garment will be sent to you on booking

Want to review this course?

I was a complete beginner when I attended one of Catherine’s courses. She is so very knowledgeable and patient and I had such a good day even managing to complete my wool jacket in a day!
Catherine gave me the confidence to start to sew at home and I have gone on to make the longer version of this coat which I love.
I would recommend attending one of her courses as a beginner or someone that has some knowledge of sewing.
Such a great day.

- - #29045

I have been to quite a few of Catherine's workshops from the beginner's skirt to the most recent boiled wool raw edged jacket. I have thoroughly enjoyed each one, each time learning new skills and leaving with a delightful new garment to wear. Catherine is also very patient!

- - #28953

This a great workshop and the jacket is finished in the day. Catherine is a great teacher and as the classes are small so you get individual attention throughout. I was so pleased with the result and have worn it with pride. I highly recommend this you won’t be disappointed.

- - #28947

I came away with a fabulous jacket that has already resulted in excellent comments. A great project and so happy with the results. I will be making this again.

- - #28945

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  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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