Demystifying Dressmaking

Demystifying Dressmaking


Tutor: Sylvia Downton

Dates Available:

  • 7 August

Half day course: 10am - 12.30pm

Have you ever wanted to make your own clothes but you just don’t know where to start? This half day course will cover all the basics you need to know and understand before you start sewing. We will cover:

  • Making the best choices when it comes to fabrics and colours to suit you

  • How to take your own measurements

  • Which garments are best for beginners

  • Choosing the best pattern for your shape and style

  • How to read a commercial sewing pattern

  • How to make simple alterations to ensure that all important fit

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to choose the right patterns and fabrics to begin your dressmaking journey.

This course is suitable for the complete beginner and for those looking to refresh their knowledge.

You will need:

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil and notebook

Book this course together with “Getting to know your sewing machine” for £80 for the day. Click here to book both.

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