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Fittings and Alterations Workshop: Short Course - Morley College - 5/6 weeks on campus

Fittings and Alterations Workshop: Short Course - Morley College - 5/6 weeks on campus

Duration: 5/6 weeks

Price: £180

Run by: Morley College London

020 7450 1889

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth
London
Greater London
SE1 7HT

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About the Course

This short course will introduce you to the tips and tricks to make those mis-fitting and tired pieces of clothing come to life. You will be able to build on your existing knowledge and develop your fitting and sewing skills. This course is suitable for you if you want to make simple adjustments to the clothes in your wardrobe or alter clothes for friend and family. As there is limited time on this course, it is advised not to bring tailored coats and jackets. During the course, you will work at your own pace together with students of different levels, you will share and benefit from each-others experiences. You need intermediate level sewing skills to benefit ,this course is not suitable for Beginners.

By the end of the course you will be able to
to analyse the fit of a garment
to apply appropriate fitting adjustments
to prepare garments for alteration
to use appropriate sewing techniques
to customize/update pieces of clothing
to solve problems and develop independent thinking
the use of English and maths
Class format and activities
Teaching is as a whole class, in pairs, small groups and on an individual basis. Demonstrations, discussions, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support materials are used where appropriate. Students are encouraged to work independently and learn from each other.

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.

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 course is an Intermediate & Advanced Mixed level class. A great follow-on from beginner’s clothes making. It is not suitable for complete beginners.

Intermediate:
Suitable if you have completed two beginners level courses or an equivalent introductory course and previously worked on bodices and trousers.
What you need to know before you enrol
• This is a mixed level class. You need to be willing to work together with others at different levels. Advanced students will be expected to work more independently.
• 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 lift access.
• Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios – bottled water is allowed.

What you will need for your class
• a sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, tape measure,
•dressmaker’s pins and tailors chalk.
• tracing wheel and dressmaker’s carbon paper
•Scotch tape
• paper scissors
• pens, pencils, notebook, A4 ring binder

Also:
• you must provide your own fabrics, haberdashery, threads, etc. for use on your projects but the purchase of these will be discussed during the first lesson
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom
• You will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from the tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course

What you can do next
Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on the Stand
Tailoring for Men & Women
Clothes Making: Occasion and Evening wear
Advanced Clothes Making

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.



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Course Start Dates

Monday 7th January 2019
Monday 29th April 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups