Cart 0 0
  • No products

To be determined Shipping

Total € 0.00

Our Next Upcoming Classes

Our next round of dressmaking classes will begin on Tuesday the 21st February and Wednesday the 22nd February  2017 and will be limited to eight students in a class.  Early booking is essential in order to avoid disappointment.

Update your skills in fashion sewing while learning techniques which will allow you to create beautiful and individual pieces. This course is designed to guide you though the process of making a professionally finished fashion piece in just 6 weeks.  

For full details of our classes please see this link:

http://sligoschoolofsewing.weebly.com

START DATE           DURATION          DESCRIPTION            COST
21st February 2017        6 weeks  Dressmaking course  for adults clothing using commercial patterns         €160
22nd February 2017        6 weeks  Upcycling - Transform old clothes into new designs        €160

  

 

DRESSMAKING 

Update or learn new skills in fashion design and sewing, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Learning techniques which will allow you to create beautiful and individual pieces. This course is designed to guide you though the process of making a professionally finished fashion piece.
Particular attention will be paid to:

  • Importance of fabric choice and what to look out for when choosing fabrics.
  • Learn how to set up your machine  and to correct  any problems with your machine. 
  • Learn about measurements and sizing. 
  • Understanding commercial patterns.
  • Preparing fabric, laying out and following patterns.
  • Cutting according to pattern.
  •  Demonstrating how to adjust the pattern to fit.
  •  Basic sewing techniques like darts, seam finishing and installing an invisible zipper.
  •  Elementary tailoring tricks.
  •  Learn to hand stitch a couture-quality hem.


The course is designed to expand your sewing skills while offering a fun, fashion-focused sewing class. You will be encouraged to develop skills in areas of design and practice what you have learned in class before the next weeks class in order to maximize what you get out of this course. 

Courses must have the minimum number to run, any deposits given if the course does not go ahead will be full refunded. 

Upcycling - learn how to use large over sized garments and transform 
them into creative new designs, through a series of carefully designed
 mini projects
Starting Wednesday  22nd Febuary  from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Cost €160


Upcycling is specialized course designed to equip students with all the necessary skills to enable them to turn old clothes into completely new items of clothing. This is a fantastic course for people who want to be able to alter and change there clothes in the future. 

Particular attention will be paid to:

  •  Importance of fabric choice and what to look out for when choosing  garments that you want to upcycle. 
  • Understanding measurements of the body. 
  • Reshaping necklines, armholes, darts, tucks, gathers, pin tucks bias binding zip insertions and many more sewing techniques used for adjusting and finishing garments. 
  •  Demonstrating how to adjust and fit a garment. 
  •  Elementary tailoring tricks.
  •  Learn to hand stitch a couture-quality hem.
  • Learn how to do buttonholes. 


The course is designed to expand your sewing skills while offering a fun, fashion-focused sewing class. You will be encouraged to develop skills in areas of design and practice what you have learned in class before the next weeks class in order to maximize what you get out of this course. 


Scroll