Dressmaking & Free Cutting Techniques

Ref: C2339661

This course will cover advanced dressmaking skills including more challenging techniques to cut fabric more freely without using conventional dressmaking patterns.

Course aim

To teach more advanced dressmaking skills, including more challenging techniques to cut fabric more freely without using conventional dressmaking patterns.

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:

  • Identify suitable fabrics and understand fabric dimensions and properties
  • Cut simple shapes to make garments
  • Investigate how free cutting is used in various cultures clothes construction
  • Measure the body and construct free cut garments using the correct sewing techniques
  • Cut more complex shapes and join them to create unique garments

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 & Free Cutting Techniques

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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