Dressmaking mixed level - part 2

Ref: C2420470

Make the most out of your tools and sewing machine. This course will provide you with lots of tips, guidance and new ideas on how to use and read pattern, choose and prepare the fabric for accurate cutting, and how to stitch them together.You will be guided step by step throughout your project.

Course aim

This course will help you to develop the skills and techniques of dressmaking. You will be able to apply some of the skills and knowledge on your own and/or use it to set up a small business.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Read a commercial pattern
  • Take body measurements and alter patterns
  • Prepare the fabric
  • Make plain seam, reduce bulk seams on outer or inner curve, stitch French dart
  • Stitching round neck using interfacing, inserting sleeve, heming the bottom hem,adding buttons and buton hole. complete at least one garment of your choice. you will be guided step by step.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Dressmaking mixed level - part 2

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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