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Introduction to Dressmaking

Introduction to Dressmaking

Duration: 10 weeks

Price: £200

Run by: Yasmin Mansfield
at Miss Mansfield

1 Washington Gardens

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About the Course

During this course you will learn how to create many garments out of simple easy to use fabrics. You will be learning many techniques that will will apply to each of your garment creations.

This course is for people who have basic sewing knowledge and wish to expand their sewing skills. This course, although for beginners is set to challenge you and to encourage you to test yourself as well as improve your confidence in sewing.

My aim is for you to come to me with little knowledge to then finish the course and having the confidence to wake up one day and whip up a new outfit.

During this course you will be learning:
- How to use ready made patterns
- How to adapt ready made patterns to fit you
- How to cut out fabrics correctly
- How to accurately take basic body measurements
- Make and sew your own bis binding
- Sew a waistband
- Sew different fastenings into your garments
- How to alter your clothing
- Sew cotton Jersey material
- Create different garments

My classes run for a duration of 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks. If you wish to speed up the learning process you can book two, 2 hour sessions per week for 5 weeks.

My Classes are 1 to 1 based with a max of 2 people per session (if you wish to bring a friend)
The beauty of such small classes is you will be able to work at your own pace without fear of being left behind or becoming frustrated when waiting on others to catch up to you.

My Background -

I have been in the bridal industry for the past 6 years working for one of Britain's biggest bridal designers. Since going self employed and trying to start up my own dressmaking business I have taken upon the opportunity to teach several evening classes at a well known college in Somerset. I have now decided to offer a more personal one to one class based at my workshop where you will get 100% of my attention.

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

What's included in the price?

You will need to bring a sewing machine each week. If you don't have access to a sewing machine i can provide one however I would recommend in purchasing one asap for your own personal home use. You will be expected to provide your own materials and threads for your garments.

I do provide all the equipment you will need i.e. (Scissors, pens, pencils, chalk, pins, tape measures, mannequins (I only have certain sizes), paper, patterns etc...)

I mentioned I can provide ready made patterns, however I would encourage you to buy your own as i may not have them in a certain size or something you would like to wear.

There will be refreshments available such as Tea/Coffee and plenty of biscuits. If you have any dietary requirements please let me know and I can sort something out for you to enjoy :).

Unfortunately I don't have any bathroom facilities in my workshop, so if you really need to use the bathroom you'll have to use the main house bathroom.

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Course Start Dates

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

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners