AUGUST – 4 Week Professional Sewing Skills and Pattern Cutting SUMMER SCHOOL
This intensive courses cover a wide range of sewing and pattern cutting techniques in a short space of time. It will provide you with the basic skills to design, cut and make fashion garments either for yourself or for a fashion business startup.
Those booking the full 4-week programme will receive either 2 FREE Drop in Sewing Sessions or 2 FREE 1 to 1 business mentoring session worth £90. On completion of the course you will receive a Fashion Antidote Diploma.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This intensive course covers sewing and pattern cutting skills. It’s aimed at absolute beginners as well as those who already have some experience and want to design, cut and make clothes and perfect their skills to achieve a perfect fit and a professional finish. It the ideal starting point for those wishing to make clothes for themselves, apply for a fashion degree or to potentially set up a business or to gain industry level skills and eventually work within the fashion industry
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
We will first introduce you to sewing and pattern making jargon, terminology, equipment and methods.
WEEK 1– Learn to Sew techniques including the workings of the sewing machine, needles and threads etc, seams, facings, fusing, darts, gathers, hems and buttonholes. You will be then given a ready cut out calico Skirt and practice the skills by making the skirt. Finally you will learn to lay and cut fabric and cut out and make a lined Dress in the fabric of your choice.
WEEK 2– The second week covers Shirt Making Skills and Trouser Making Skills. You will be given a ready cut calico Shirt and Trouser to construct. It covers methods of production and order of construction and basic use of over-locker to finish seams. Construction of yoke, 2-piece collar, attaching sleeve with a cuff and placket opening, button wrap , button holes etc. for the Shirt. Construction of fly zip fastener, yoke, pockets, waistband, belt loops and hems for the Trouser.
WEEK 3– The third week covers taking body measurements and pattern cutting for Skirts, Tops and Dresses. You will draft a Skirt and a Bodice block to your own measurements, making the blocks in calico and fitting them to perfection. You will then learn pattern manipulations to create a range of features such as moving darts, adding flare, yokes, pockets, facings, waistbands, button wraps and collars for Skirts, Tops and Dresses
WEEK 4– The fourth week covers pattern cutting techniques for Shirts and Trousers You will draft a Shirt and a Trouser block to your own measurements, making the blocks in calico and fitting to your personal shape.You will then learn pattern manipulations to create a range of features such as button wraps, yokes, pleats and tucks ,collars, cuffs and a placket opening for Shirts. Then drafting yokes, pockets, fly fastener, waistband and pattern manipulations to create a variety of Trouser styles.
AUGUST SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE SCHEDULE
Intensive Professional Sewing Skills Courses
Stage 1 Learn to Sew, Make a Skirt, Make a Dress | Stage 2 Shirt Making Skills | Stage 3 Trouser Making Skills
Monday 5th August 2019 to Thursday 15th August 2019
Intensive Pattern Cutting Skills
Stage 1 Pattern Cutting for Skirts | Stage 2 Pattern Cutting for Tops and Dresses | Stage 3 Pattern Cutting for Shirts | Stage 4 Pattern Cutting for Trouser
Monday 19th August to Friday 30th August [closed Monday 26th August Bank Holiday]
Duration details: 18 days 10am to 3.30pm. 99 hours, including breaks.
Price: £2,000, includes materials.
Includes 2 free Drop in Sewing Sessions or 2 Business Mentoring sessions worth £90.