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 or Wed
7pm to 9pm€298
SATURDAY DRESSMAKING
Sept - July
Choice of start week
8 classesSaturdays1.30 to 4pm€298
DRESSMAKING - SUMMER 2020
1 week
Choice of start week
10 classesMon to Fri10am to 4pm€350
2 weeks
Choice of start week
10 classesMon to Fri10am to 12.30pm
or
1.30 to 4pm
€400
2 weeks
Choice of start week
20 classesMon to Fri10am to 4pm€650

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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