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Dressmaking: Free-Cutting and Draping Method

Crafts

Course outline

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment, how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.  You will learn to understand body measurements and different types of fabric, then how to cut out simple garments just using body or garment measurements or how to cut using the draping method to design garments straight onto a dress stand. You will then finish making the garment using the correct techniques. 

Next steps

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running the course again in the future!

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Qualification

No qualification awarded

Duration

10 weeks

Level Other
Entry requirements

This course is suitable if you have already completed a NCFE level 1 course(s) at the Textile Workshop and are interested in progressing your skills.

Teaching & assessment

There is no formal assessment and tutors will give ongoing verbal feedback. You will be encouraged to set your own personal targets.

Progression

Other arts, crafts and textiles courses.

Additional information

Sewing machines and other large equipment is supplied, but you should aim to bring your own “easy” dress or accessory pattern and basic sewing kit of scissors, pins & needles, and a tape measure to the first session (all can be bought for about £5).  You will need to supply all other materials and threads etc. for the project and this cost depends on the fabric purchased, but we encourage re-using, recycling and love charity shops! We also have stock of trim, dress patterns and fabric to practice on at The Textile Workshop.

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Course fees 

You may be able to study for free! Check whether you are eligible here.

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