Dressmaking and Stretch Techniques

Ref: C2338760

This course will cover advanced dressmaking skills including more challenging sewing techniques on a wide range of stretch and knitted fabrics using a range of sewing machines.

Course aim

To teach more advanced dressmaking skills including more challenging techniques on a range of stretch and knitted fabrics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • You will need to know how to use a sewing machine and have made several garments before.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Students will understand the properties of a wide range of stretch and knitted fabrics and components and how best to sew them
  • Students will be able to fit and adjust commercial stretch patterns to fit themselves and other shapes
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate stretch fabric construction techniques
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate how to create a knitted stretch fabric garment
  • Students will be able to use an overlocker sewing machine and other suitable equipment

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a sewing kit of scissors, pins, tape measure, chalk, sewing threads, needles & a quick unpick. Students should provide their own fabric and threads where possible. Sewing machines etc are provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Dressmaking and Stretch Techniques

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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