DRESSMAKING

The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students are shown how to prepare the pattern pieces, lay and cut out the fabric, tailor tack, sew, fit and finish.

Beginners are advised to choose a simple pattern of a skirt, trousers or dress to enable them to learn basic sewing techniques, while students at a more advanced level may choose a more complicated pattern eg: suit or coat.

Teaching is by individual attention to meet different levels from beginners to advanced. All ages are welcome, from young to mature. No previous experience is required. Students may join at any time throughout the year depending on availability. Please contact our staff for more information about specific dates, booking and requirements. Please note that some courses require specific materials and it is expected that the student provide these.

COURSE CONTENT:

You will learn how to;

  • Prepare the pattern pieces
  • Layout the fabric
  • Place the pattern pieces on fabric
  • Cut out
  • Tailor tacking for easy assembly
  • Fitting and altering pieces
  • Sewing up and construction of garments
  • Final fit and finish

Please see FAQs section for further info.

COURSE OPTIONS

START ANYTIME.
APPLY NOW FULL-TIME DAY, EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES.

EVENING DRESSMAKING
Sept - June
Choice of start week.
10 classesTues, Wed,
or Thurs.
7pm to 9pm€295.
WEEKDAY DRESSMAKING
Sept – May

Choice of start week.

Available Monday to Friday
10 classes

12 classes

16 classes

20 classes
Choose your day/days am or pm for the duration of your chosen number of classes.
Please note that your chosen attendance options can not be altered after commencement and missed classes can not be made up or transferred.
To reserve place, fee paid in full in advance.
10am to 12.30pm
or
1.30 to 4pm
€350.

€420.

€540.

€650.
SATURDAY DRESSMAKING
Sept - July
Choice of start week.
8 classesSaturdays1.30 to 4pm€295.
SUMMER DRESSMAKING - 12 June to 25 August 2017.
1 week
Choice of start week.
10 classesMon to Fri10am to 4pm€320.
2 weeks
Choice of start week.
10 classesMon to Fri10am to 12.30pm
or
1.30 to 4pm
€320.
2 weeks
Choice of start week.
20 classesMon to Fri10am to 4pm€590.

 
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EQUIPMENT

You will need to provide the following;

Commercial pattern to your nearest measurements, fabric, tape measure, dressmaking pins, fabric scissors, paper scissors, hand sewing needles. threads, seam ripper, any other requirements of the pattern, eg a zip, lining etc.

McCall, Butterick & Vogue Patterns can be bought on-line at www.sewdirect.com
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