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CCN : Basic Dressmaking - Make a Dress


If you want to make a simple dress and need help, this is the course for you. This is an opportunity to learn to make a simple dress. The course is aimed at beginners that have attended the basic sewing course or those that have basic sewing skills and want to learn how to make your own dresses. During the sessions you will make samples of techniques required to make a simple dress.

You will explore how to master the following techniques:

- How to select a pattern and fabrics and how to read and use commercial patterns

- Making a toile to test fit

- How to sew darts and shape fabric to fit around a body which includes contour darts and bust darts

- Inserting zips into seams - Application of binding to armhole or neck edges

- Facings for neck and armholes

- Adding cap sleeves into garments using gathering and easing smoothly into garments

- Hems

- Adding closures, buttons, snaps and hooks and eyes

- Adding elastic to waist and neck and arm edging

This course is over 3 sessions on Fridays 16th, 23rd and 30th August 1-4pm Y

ou will need to buy your fabric, pattern and accessories for each project. The pattern is New Look Pattern 6095 and your fabric requirements will be - 115cm wide fabric 2.6m or 150cm wide fabric 1.4m Contrast 0.5m all width Zip x 20 inches Thread to match

You may need extra fabric if you want a longer dress - look at finished length on pattern 37-38 inches form base of back of neck